What Black History Month Means to Me, A Matlock Series

What Black History Month Means to Me, A Matlock Series

Here is the fourth post in our series, “What Black History Month Means to Me,” (#MatlockBlackHistoryMonth). This one is provided by Erika Ludwig, an Account Coordinator with our Reputation Group.

Black History Month is a reminder of incredible hardships, unfailing hope, and enduring strength. For me, it is also a celebration of our nation doing the right thing – validating the rights of the minority.

I look at the diversity in our nation and I’m moved by how far we have come. I admire Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his role in the advancement of civil rights and the legacy he left behind. I am thankful for Rosa Parks resisting racial segregation, and I am thankful for everyday people standing up for what is right and just.

So this month, Black History Month, let us celebrate the many sacrifices and achievements by Black Americans that have changed our world for the better. Let us celebrate the progress we have made, and let us celebrate the opportunity for a brighter future for all.

I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The time is always right to do what is right.”