Black History Month at Huntington

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Throughout February and across the country, people celebrated Black History Month to honor the significant contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape this nation. Paying homage to the rich cultural heritage and innovations that this community has contributed to the society we know today helps to demonstrate the importance of equality for all.

A group of dancers in festive attire

Across Huntington's footprint, colleagues participated in various commemorations, including our Black History Month Speaker Series, presented by Huntington’s African American Business Resource Group (BRG). The series featured moderated discussions with various business and community leaders who are blazing a path for the next generation. Other BRGs held their own events celebrating Black culture, including a discussion about “Women Who Changed History: Stories You May Not Know” and an urban beautification conversation with internationally acclaimed Detroit muralist Hubert Massey.

To close out the month, Huntington colleagues in Detroit and the African American BRG of Southeast Michigan commemorated Black/African American trailblazers in our communities with a salute to "Black Resilience." The event included a special presentation from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – a state-of-the-art cultural museum that explores and celebrates the rich cultural legacy of African Americans. Representatives from the museum presented inspiring orations, including a reenactment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.