African and African American Alumni Association (5A)

Black History Month 2021 is More Important Than Ever

Black History Month 2021 is More Important Than Ever Deborah Thompson Austin ‘87

Remembering our history and how it has impacted Black communities is one way we honor Black History Month. When I think about our past, I am immediately drawn to what a year 2020 was with the three major crises that invoked intense difficulties and trouble. We began 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic, then the national awareness of social injustice, and ended the year with a Presidential election that stressed dissonances across the country.