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Happy Black History Month

Dear Cub Nation,

Today is a great day to be a Cub!

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the second month of the new year! During the month of February, we take some time to focus on the accomplishments of African Americans and their positive contributions to this great nation. We often hear that America is a “melting pot” and I can’t think of a more accurate statement about our country. It is important that we teach and remind our students that, despite the fact that we come from different walks of life and our skin color may not be the same, we are alike in more ways than we are different. It is my hope that we, as professional educators, will continue to embrace the diversity that is reflective of our community and our schools. Let us help our students to understand that every person, every race, and every ethnicity has value. We should use the gifts and talents that we have to make our community the best that it can be. Regardless of the challenging times we may experience relating to race and ethnicity, I know our educational professionals can lead our students through these challenging times and serve as positive role models. Let us all commit to teaching tolerance and respect for everyone in our community, and cherishing the value that we each offer. It is important that our students understand that George Washington was a great man, but so was George Washington Carver. Women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony was heroic in every way, but so was Harriet Tubman.

It is my hope that we, as a district, can accentuate the many great themes and messages surrounding Black History Month without feeling as though we have neglected other great Americans. I believe we can do this to serve as a model for others to follow. We are America, we are Brenham United!

Happy Black History Month,

Dr. Walter Jackson

Superintendent of Schools