WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) issued the following statement honoring Black History Month:
“This February, as we commemorate Black History Month, we honor the countless ways that African Americans have shaped the story of Michigan and our remarkable nation. Through vibrant leadership and unique contributions, in areas from public service to the arts and sciences to innovation and entrepreneurship, African Americans have enriched our communities and our shared American story.
“Our rich and diverse cultural heritage is one of our country’s greatest strengths. Looking to the future, we must work together to move forward as a stronger, more united nation. America is built on the promise of opportunity, and we must continue our pursuit of equality for every American and in every facet of our society. This Black History Month, we must recommit ourselves to the cause of justice and renew our efforts to build a brighter future for the next generation.”