LULAC Honors African-American History Month

The nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization commemorates Black History Month

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today called for immediate disciplinary action and a formal Washington, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement honoring Black History Month:

Sindy Benavides - National Chief Executive Officer
“Black history is America’s history. As we recognize the brave American heroes that worked, fought, bled and even died for equality and equity, let us not forget to support those who continue to do so today. There is so much to be done to create a more equitable society right now– from voting rights, civil rights, equal representation in government, economic opportunity, education and healthcare. “LULAC walks hand in hand with our African-American sisters and brothers in the fight for equity, social justice and love and care for all of America’s sons and daughters. Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration, but also a time to renew our shared commitment to social and economic justice for Black Americans.”

Domingo Garcia- LULAC National President
“Latinos and African Americans have a shared history in the human and civil rights struggle in the United States since the nineteenth century when abolitionist Tejanos helped Black slaves escape on the Southern Underground Railroad to Mexico where slavery was illegal by 1829. To this day, our African-American sisters and brothers have been at our side in the fight for social justice. “Beyond our common history of inequity, our communities are tied by a shared heritage since many Latinos are Afro-Latino, and are an important part of the Hispanic community and culture. So, today, please join LULAC in celebrating Black History Month and the shared struggle for an America with liberty and justice for all.”

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About LULAC
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/

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