Nates Notes

“I urge my fellow citizens to join me in tribute to Black History Month and the message of courage and perseverance it brings to all of us.” President Gerald Ford told the American people the month of February would be dedicated to honoring “the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Initially, in […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

Just how much progress have we made in the 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational speech? It is hard to imagine that a little less than 50 years ago, our nation did not consider African Americans to be equal with whites. Their voting rights were discriminated against, public schools were segregated, and even drinking fountains were separated with […]

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