Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate and remember the achievements of African-Americans and the tremendous influence they’ve had on our country. In particular, this month I’m reminded of William Grant Still, an Arkansan, and the first African-American to have his music performed by a major orchestra; and of Dr. Jocelyn Elders, the first African-American woman to head the Arkansas Department of Health and later serving as U.S. Surgeon General. I hope you too will take a moment to remember these great Arkansans and countless other leaders, innovators, educators, professionals, and individuals, both past and present. They have undoubtedly impacted our history. Please join me in celebrating Black History Month.