AHRC: Black History Is American History With Global Resonance:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation, and Black Americans in celebrating Black History Month. In the US, February is Black History Month. Black History is American History with universal Resonance.
Black history is not limited to slavery and Civil Rights. It includes the tremendous contributions Black Americans from all walks of life.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the US would be a completely different country without Black Americans. They are an integral part of the American fabric. Very few segments of American society have shaped the country and made it what it is the way Black Americans have.
The Constitution itself was changed for Black Americans- the Black American Bill of Rights, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
Celebrating Black History Month is a celebration of American History and a celebration of hope and life. It is celebrating the hope of America without forgetting its past. It is an opportunity to learn about Black Americans beyond the well- known icons of the civil rights movement such as but not limited to, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Rosa Parks, and Muhammad Ali. It is an opportunity to learn about generals, writers, inventors, judges, scholars, scientists, teachers, artists, athletics, physicians, politicians, journalists, and more.
The rest of the world finds inspiration and hope in the Black American story. The struggling Palestinians under the Israeli occupation, find hope and inspiration in the triumph of Black Americans and in their many sacrifices towards freedom. Black Americans have inspired struggles for justice and equality around the world. Struggles for justice and equality are humanity’s struggle. One of these most pressing struggles today is the Palestinian struggle. We urge everyone to participate in the many events scheduled this month to honor Black American history.
Black American leaders recognize the moral weight their position has on world opinion. It is not surprising that over 1,000 Black American pastors have publicly called for US President Biden to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.
“Racism and discrimination, and dehumanization are at the root of many conflicts in the world,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “The Black American story continues to be an inspiration for justice in the US and in the rest of the globe,” added Hamad. "It is not surprising that on the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank there is a mural for Dr. Martin Luther King," concluded Hamad.