Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Issued the Following Statement on the Commemoration of Black History Month
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate educators and civil rights leaders like Shirley Chisholm, Mary Jane McLeod-Bethune, Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and many more who emphasized the importance of providing all students access to a quality education. They understood as George Washington Carver said, that “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” That is why this month we also celebrate the progress African-American students are making in education.