February 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in honor of Black History Month.

“February is Black History Month, when we take time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and honor the civil rights trailblazers who paved the way for the justice movements of today. From Harriet Tubman’s work to save people from the bonds of slavery to Rosa Parks’ courageous refusal to give up her seat on an Alabama bus, Black Americans have accomplished so much in the face of tremendous adversity. As we celebrate the central role African Americans have had in United States History, we recommit ourselves to fighting the injustices that still persist today. Over the past year, Americans from all walks of life have come together in protest after the killing of George Floyd and other killings of Black Americans. By standing up against what wasn’t right, civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the late John Lewis laid the foundation for the activism we see today. Their leadership and bravery continue to inspire us all to stand up against injustice in all its forms.”