Delaney Statement Celebrating Black History Month


Friday, February 1, 2019

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Delaney Statement Celebrating Black History Month


FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – John Delaney releases the following statement in recognition of Black History Month:

“Today marks the first day of Black History Month, during which we honor the monumental contributions of the trailblazers who came before us in the struggle for justice. This month, we pay tribute to the courageous Americans who spoke uncomfortable truths and refused to back down in the face of adversity in the fight for equality. Every hero – those who marched on Washington, she who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama, and he who had a dream of an America where no one would be judged by their race but by the content of their character – pushed the boundaries, forcing us to confront the injustices of society so that we can live up to our ideals.

“So as we celebrate this month, let us reflect on where we are, where we were, and where we are headed as a nation on this long journey towards justice. Let us remember that the work to form a more perfect union is never-ending, let us draw inspiration from those who came before us, and honor them by continuing to fight for a more just and equal future for everyone. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it, ‘Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.’”