In observance of Black History Month and in response to its ongoing commitment to lead the fight for racial and social injustice and equity, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s President Aaron A. Walton today issued the following statement:
“Cheyney University, the nation’s first Historically Black College/ University (HBCU), is proud of our rich heritage as we celebrate Black History Month.
We celebrate the legacy of the courageous and committed souls who came before us. We celebrate, not only during this month, but every day of every month.
We celebrate, and we continue.
We celebrate those who fought against racial and social injustice.
We continue the relentless fight for equity.
We celebrate those who conquered unimaginable obstacles.
We continue to overcome seemingly unbeatable odds.
We celebrate the many firsts who were trailblazers of their time.
We continue to blaze our own trail.
We celebrate those who spoke truth to power.
We continue to make our voices heard.
We celebrate those who worked tirelessly to better our nation for future generations.
We continue to prepare future leaders for the world that awaits them.
We celebrate those who refused to stop until the work was done.
We continue, because there is still much work to do.
We celebrate, but we continue…”