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“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

All people, regardless of race, deserve the same rights and freedoms. As CENTRO works hard to assist individuals and families seeking to achieve self-sufficiency and build purposeful lives through our unique mix of comprehensive, integrated services, exceptional care, and unequaled cultural and linguistic competence, we celebrate Black History Month. 

Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. It honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.

It was called Black History Week before it was Black History Month. Since 1926, other countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands, have joined the United States in celebrating this race's contribution to the history and culture.

Today Black History Month continues the discussion of Black people and their contributions through activities such as museum exhibits and film screenings, and by encouraging the study of achievements by African Americans year-round.

Our Nation would never have been what it is without the contributions of our brothers and sisters, whose descendants can be traced back to the African continent. For this and many reasons, we join the countless voices who, this month, celebrate Black History Month.

May God continue to bless our Nation.

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