BLACK HISTORY MONTH = U.S. HISTORY 365
Exhibit currently on view at the Mission Valley Library.
This is an incredible opportunity to educate youth and adults alike about how African Americans came to the U.S. as slaves or freed servants, how they once lived free yet were never truly free until they could vote. How they fought in U.S. wars during times they were not allowed to vote or have full equal rights. This display illustrates some of the leaders that propelled us forward in the fight for Civil Rights, STEM Innovation and Health Care advancements. This is a month-long exhibit to display where African Americans have contributed to United States of America society. However, to also notate there are still Civil Rights challenges to overcome and that Black History Month is American History. It exists not only one month out of the year but is interwoven into American history 365 days a year. – Richard L. Cowan II
Artist Richard L. Cowan II is currently an employee in the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department and a former Library Department employee.