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Today is a great day to be a Cub!
It’s hard to believe that it is already February! As our staff and students continue with the demanding routines of teaching and learning, I want to encourage us all to take time to recognize Black History Month. Although significant progress has been made over the last 50 years, we still have much to reflect upon and celebrate during Black History Month. There have been great social and economic strides in our country with respect to African-Americans in education, politics, science and technology, business, professional sports, and the military. I hope that you will join me and our Brenham ISD campuses in celebrating the numerous accomplishments of African-Americans to this great nation. I am certainly humbled and thankful to serve as the first African-American superintendent of the oldest public school district in our great state!
There has never been a more important time to teach and promote racial reconciliation. Like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I dream of a day when we don’t reference a person’s race or skin color in a negative manner. Thankfully, your sacrifice and commitment to equality in our country continue to make a tremendous difference! Let us respect and value the African-Americans who have toiled in the fields, fought in our country's wars, and played a significant role in building the most powerful nation in the history of the world.
America is the true “melting pot” of the western hemisphere. I believe it is important that we demonstrate our value of ALL races and their many contributions to America. Our country is made up of numerous races and cultures, and while we are all so very proud to be quintessentially American, we are equally proud to be from various native lands such as Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. As professional educators, part of our responsibility is to teach students to respect, honor, and preserve cultural traditions that make us all unique in this melting pot. I hope that you will join me in celebrating Black History Month in Brenham ISD, and I look forward to seeing you at our campus celebrations!
Dr. Walter Jackson
Superintendent of Schools
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