Every February marks the start of Black History Month. A celebration of all the contributions African-Americans have made throughout our country's history and a time to reflect on the continued racial injustice that plagues the country to this day. Black History Month has become one of the most celebrated cultural heritage months on the calendar year. From businesses, schools, cultural events, speaking engagements, and so on, it is important to highlight the many contributions the African-American community has provided dating back to this country's origins.
Carter G. Woodson, also known as the "Father of Black History," developed Black History Month in 1926. It wasn't until 1976, when it was expanded from a week to an entire month. Woodson believed that it was vital for young African-Americans to be proud of their heritage and understand their ancestors' history. Every year since 1926, Black History Month has been a vital time to reflect and appreciate everything the Black community has done. It is especially relevant off the heels of the racial injustice that erupted in the year 2020. Movements such as Know Your Rights Camp, Black Lives Matter, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) all serve as a reminder of issues that need to be addressed throughout the country.
Over the past 5 decades, Hupy and Abraham has contributed to and worked with organizations run by and dedicated to African-Americans. Hupy and Abraham is a longtime supporter of the Black Excellence Awards and has sponsored the celebratory event for more than a decade. The firm has supported and been recognized by the YMCA in support of its Black Achievers Program. And the NAACP has been a primary partner for many years as the firm has supported the organization through scholarship funding, event support, and more. Hupy and Abraham continues to stay dedicated to black-owned local businesses and community leaders who go above and beyond to make the community a better place.
Hupy and Abraham will continue to support these advancements and celebrate achievements by African Americans for their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the firm’s contributions, and celebration of Black History Month 2021 “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” on hupy.com.
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