Chairman Crowley Statement on Black History Month

February 2, 2018
Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in commemoration of Black History Month:

“During Black History Month, we reflect on African-Americans’ invaluable contributions to our country and pay tribute to all the champions who fought for equality and justice. From science to politics and music to law, African-Americans have profoundly shaped our history and progress.

“This year, as we honor these incredible achievements, we must also recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Men and women who sacrificed everything to ensure that our country honors its promise that all men are created equal. Their perseverance must be remembered today as a new generation of activists have resisted hate and discrimination to fight against President Trump’s divisive and racist agenda. Our fight is far from over, but together we can keep working toward a more just, more equal, and more perfect Union.”