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17 February 2017

Promoting Social Justice During African American History Month

February is African American History Month, an important time to reflect on the momentous strides African Americans have made in the United States of America. However, we must also remember the work that still must be done.

From Brown V. Board of Education to the Little Rock Nine, receiving proper education fundamentals and equal learning opportunities have been at the forefront of the fight for equality. Organizations like the NAACP fight to eliminate racial inequalities on school grounds, the workplace, and in the criminal justice system.

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Education opens doors for future careers and financial independence. Unfortunately, even in 2017, not all Americans are provided high-quality education resources. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC), an AmDee client, hopes to remedy that problem. MAEC focuses on promoting social justice through education for diverse populations via family and community engagement, English Learning resources, and designing STEM program proposals and evaluations. Through the promotion of learning, MAEC hopes to motivate educational institutions to embrace diversity and expansion in education policies.

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Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” As Americans, let’s provide adequate education resources for all students, regardless of sex, color, and creed.

It is important for our nation to remember the trailblazers of the past and to inspire the school-aged trailblazers to come.

Have a hero that inspires you during #BlackHistoryMonth? Tweet us @AmDeeLLC and tag#AfricanAmericanHeroes!

 

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