University of Florida College of Pharmacy students share their perspectives what Black History Month means to them.
"Black History Month means celebrating the tremendous contributions and accomplishments that African Americans have made to our country. I thank my ancestors for fighting for freedom, equality, and justice, so that I can live a better life. This is a time to learn and educate others because Black History is America's history. Each year we reflect on how far we have come and speak power over the strides we continue to make forward."
Black History Month means reflecting on the contributions that African Americans have made to the world. It means channeling their unique ability to succeed with elegance and grace in spite of the adversity they have faced. As we move forward, I am humbled by our past, but also grateful for the privilege to continue the legacy of black history.
"For me, Black History Month is a time to dream and envision better for the future in the same ways my ancestors did for me. Throughout each generation a conscious effort was made to strive for better, so I could have the opportunities afforded to me today. Black History Month is a time to acknowledge past efforts, while committing to creating new efforts for generations to come. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."
"Black History Month means that there are many generations before me that broke barriers and paved the way for me to be where I am today. It means that I have an obligation to those who will follow me, to reach back and pull up others.
Black History Month is a time of reflection and celebration of our ancestors' hard work to pave the way for us, so we can continue the legacy of doing what's right in all aspects of our lives.