Senator Bobby Joe Champion Celebrates First Day of Black History Month

In celebration of the first day of Black History Month, Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis) released the following statement to commemorate the history and accomplishments of Black Americans:

“Black history is our shared history – it is American history. Black History Month is an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the historic struggles of Africans who were brought to this country against their will, to learn about the enduring struggle for racial equality, and to celebrate the progress that we’ve made as a nation. This Black History Month, I look forward to highlighting the achievements of Black Americans – both present-day figures and historic leaders – who have overcome obstacles to succeed in the fields of science, arts, business, and literature. Honoring the history of Black women and men is critical to ensuring that we, as Americans, can continue to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.”

Senator Bobby Joe Champion
Senate PresidentSenate District 59
Bobby Joe Champion represents District 59, which includes portions of downtown and north Minneapolis in Hennepin County. He is also an attorney.

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