The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses a theme each year for Black History Month. The theme this year is "Black Resistance." According to the ASALH, "African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings since our arrival upon these shores. These efforts have been to advocate for a dignified self-determined life in a just democratic society in the United States and beyond the United States political jurisdiction."
North Carolina Democrats celebrate and honor Black History Month. We thank those who paved the way before us and inspired the generations to come. May we all be united in the pursuit of equality and teach our children that racism does not have a home In North Carolina.
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