Quiana Dickenson, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party African American Caucus issued the following statement to commemorate Black History Month:
“Black history month is a time for reflection on the life and legacy of African Americans across this country.
“But this year I ask that we focus on the present, acknowledging the courage and strength of our great African American leaders as they stand up to injustice and suppression.
“Leaders who refuse to wither under the thumb of intolerance and bigotry. Who speak out boldly in the face of dark times and speak proudly of the bright future that awaits us on the other side of this fight. Those leaders who stay in this battle because our future is at stake. We honor those leaders this month and we stand with you each and everyday.”