Christian Hall walked to work, but he was studying to take his driver’s test and saving to buy a car. The future seemed bright. But on December 30, 2020, the 19-year-old was in distress and needed help.
While it is important to honor the contribution of women such as Alice Paul and Margaret Sanger, we must exert extra effort to honor Black, brown, and trans women whose contributions have historically been excluded from mainstream conversations and celebrations.
For three days last spring, Philadelphia police brutalized peaceful protesters following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
One thing that is clear after the 2020 election and the ensuing lies and chaos fueled by the former president: attempts to undermine our democracy continue unabated in state capitols across the nation.
Black History Month is a dedicated time every year to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and to reflect on the long struggle to finally realize the constitutional promise of liberty and justice for all.
Here’s a hard but undeniable truth: America has a short memory and a long tradition of revising history.