Rep. Payne, Jr., Honors Black History Month

Feb 1, 2018

HILLSIDE, N.J. — In honor of the start of Black History Month, which began on February 1, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., issued the following statement:

This month, we come together to celebrate 400 years of progress made by the Black and African-American community in the fight for equality,” said Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).  “Black History Month is a time for all of us to recognize the struggles, triumphs, and achievements of African-Americans throughout history.

“Communities of color have been subject to a barrage of attacks by the Trump administration over the past year. Black History Month is a time for our proud community to stand up, be recognized, and inspire others to continue in the fight for our social and political survival. February may be Black History Month, but each day across our nation, Black history is still being written.”

Rep. Payne, Jr., has begun rolling out his “Making Black History Every Day” series of social media illustrations profiling national figures and members of our local communities who are making a difference through their work. Each figure will be acknowledged for their dedication to service and improving their community. Groundbreaking national individuals such as Jesmyn Ward and Mae Jemison will be showcased along with local students, athletes, activists, and other leaders in New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District.