Celebrate Black History

During Black History Month and all throughout the year, we commemorate the achievements of African-Americans, celebrate the legacy of those involved in the struggle, and rededicate our commitment to the work.

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The Dream Deferred

The Dream Deferred

By Jennifer Bellamy, Washington Legislative Office at 4:57pm
As the nation celebrates Black History Month, we continue to work to change how the story unfolds for people who live at the margins of our society — including our children.
Continuing to Fight to Protect the Rights of All

Continuing to Fight to Protect the Rights of All

By Jason Williamson at 3:21pm

While I celebrate our accomplishments and the profound struggles of those who paved the way for me — including Dred Scott — the battle is not yet over.

Working in Communities Still Brings Me Joy

Working in Communities Still Brings Me Joy

By Nsombi Lambright, ACLU of Mississippi at 3:24pm

Working directly in communities centers me and reminds me what this work is all about.

"The Loving Story" Is What Love Is All About

"The Loving Story" Is What Love Is All About

By Rosemary Harris Lytle, ACLU of Colorado at 1:36pm

The Lovings' victory in the Supreme Court was a great moment in not only Black history and civil rights history, but in American history.

The Struggle for Equal Treatment Became My Reality

The Struggle for Equal Treatment Became My Reality

By Rhonda Shaw, Washington Legislative Office at 5:00pm

This month, let’s take time to remember those who set the foundation for equal treatment for Blacks and think about our next steps to protect against the erosion of racial equality.

Paying Our Debt to Society, But Not Really

Paying Our Debt to Society, But Not Really

By Alicia Gathers, National Prison Project at 3:03pm

Black History Month is an opportune time to talk about how Blacks are disenfranchised of their ability to pursue the American dream.

A Jarring Racial Awareness Profiled

A Jarring Racial Awareness Profiled

By Tori Mends-Cole, Washington Legislative Office at 5:43pm

Every person in America, regardless of race, creed or national origin deserves a fair chance to enjoy core American values.

An Opportunity to Leave My Mark in History

An Opportunity to Leave My Mark in History

By Jesselyn McCurdy, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:12pm

This month we commemorate the achievements of African-Americans, celebrate the legacy of those involved in the struggle, and rededicate our commitment to the work.

A "Loving Story" For Us All

A "Loving Story" For Us All

By Gina Prince, Washington Legislative Office at 5:42pm

Mildred and Richard Loving’s courage to fight for the right to love each other as husband and wife paved the way for my parents.

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