The 36th District Court marked the celebration of Black History Month this February by highlighting both the importance of the past and the promise of the future.
Chief Judge William C. McConico marked the start of every work day with a Facebook posting and court wide display of a spotlighted trailblazer, detailing the importance of their history and the inspiration that they have ignited in our communities today. The highlighted figures included a wide range of eras throughout our history, from George Washington’s Chef Hercules, to the first African-American Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theater and current celebrated author, Misty Copeland.
Stated Chief Judge McConico, “It is our responsibility to utilize our visibility and reach within the community to recognize Black History Month; to celebrate its impact and reflect upon the many sacrifices of those who came before us. Every day, I am contacted by employees and members of the public who seek to express their pride in the Court for these efforts, and to offer suggestions for additional activities and remembrances. We will continue to expand our observance in future years.”
The Court marked the end of Black History Month with Spirit Day, which gave both employees and members of the Bench an opportunity to express their HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and Greek organization pride. Dozens participated, demonstrating the importance of heritage and unity.
For more information on the Court’s recognition of Black History Month, please visit our Facebook page.