Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
– Martin Luther King, Jr
February is Black History Month, which is a time to celebrate the advancement of the African American community and recognize the achievements made by African American leaders.
Celebrating diversity is a huge part of City Year’s culture, and we are thrilled to share some of our favorite links to help you learn more about Black History Month and how you can get involved:
- On City Year’s Tumblr, we are featuring African American leaders who exemplify City Year’s refreshed organizational values. So far we have recognized Aaron Williams, Director of the Peace Corps and Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. Click here to check out the series.
- Through the NAACP website, you can sign up to receive a text fact a day about important accomplishments won by African-American artists, inventors, teachers, soldiers, and leaders. They will be highlighting accomplishments that are regularly less recognized by the mainstream media, so you will definitely learn something new!
- The History Channel has compiled a wealth of information regarding Black History Month. Check out their website to access inspiring videos, learn more about the civil rights movement, and much more.
- Everyone loves a good quote. This website provides a ton of inspiring and poingant quotes said by prominent African Americans.