Join us in celebrating Black History Month, a time to reflect on the heritage and impactful contributions of Americans with African ancestry. This month is not only about acknowledging historical struggles against adversity and racism. It is also about recognizing the achievements and contributions that Black Americans have made to the world we know today.
Let’s engage in conversations that promote awareness, understanding, and a shift in perspectives rooted in the lived experiences of Black Americans.
Why is it Celebrated in February?
Out of the 12 months of the year, why this one? It is because of three prominent figures in our nation’s history:
- Frederick Douglass: a prominent leader in the abolitionist movement, celebrated his birthday in February.
- President Abraham Lincoln: recognized for his role in the Emancipation Proclamation, he also celebrated his birthday in February.
- Carter G. Woodson: An American historian who created the Negro History Week in February 1926, wanted to expand the celebration of Black history beyond recognizing Douglass and Lincoln.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is unwavering as we commemorate Black History Month. It’s not just a month-long focus for us; it is ingrained in our values. Our firm aims to create a safe, open space that fosters inclusive and diverse participation from all, including fellow PK’ers and our clients. Together, let’s contribute to building a more inclusive world as we honor the past and shape a better future.