What Does Black History Month Mean to You?

February 9, 2018

February is Black History Month, a time to remember, recognize, and honor African Americans for playing a pivotal role in the history of the United States. To celebrate this month, we are asking leaders from around America this one question.

What Do You Wish Kids Knew About Black History Month?

First up is Stacy Brown-Philpot, the Chief Executive Officer of the company TaskRabbit and an expert in building and growing companies. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and Zeus, the greatest Yorkie in the world!

Stacy’s response?

 “To me, Black History Month is to make sure that everyone, especially my two young daughters, understand the struggle and the sacrifices made by African-Americans throughout our country’s history.  ‘They never gave up and neither should you’ is what I want my kids to understand about the meaning of this special month.  I also tell my kids that Black History Month is a good way to think about how they too should someday inspire future generations of African-Americans.  That’s exactly how my own mom taught me how to live my life.” 

Thank you, Stacy, for your wise words. So, Xyza readers, what does Black History Month mean to you?