Black History Month 2023: Q&A with Gary Flowers, CIO of Year Up

Media February 6, 2023

“Black History Month is significant because it is set aside to intentionally honor the advancement and achievements of African Americans in this country. Ronda Thompson, our Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Officer, says it best:

‘It’s important to recognize Black History Month because American history is often told through a lens that doesn’t acknowledge the contributions of Black folks. The celebration of Black History Month has helped to elevate the voice and contributions of Black and African American people —to provide a more accurate depiction of history.’”

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