Scott Honors the Beginning of Black History Month

Charleston – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in recognition of February as Black History Month:

“Each February, our nation takes time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our great country. Black History Month allows each of us an opportunity to learn the stories of so many African Americans that sacrificed so much to contribute to that history – our shared history. From slavery to freedom, and from segregation to full integration, and now from access to success in every part of our society, it is vital that people hear that beauty and that struggle.

“The opportunity to learn more about the trailblazers, milestones, and legacy that impacts history is why we continue to celebrate Black History Month. And while there are new challenges and opportunities to face, our nation has made tremendous strides forward in our quest toward equal justice for all.

“I will continue to work to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race or background, enjoy the same opportunity to achieve their God given potential. I will use this month to continue talking about my Opportunity Agenda and how I believe it will lift Americans out of poverty, today which still affects African Americans disproportionally. As we confront the challenges before us, we know that together, as Americans, we can positively impact individuals, families and communities.”