Powerful messages from students across Northeast Ohio as we celebrate Black History Month.
Here is Cherish Jones’ message:
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was — and still is — an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement.
He showed me, as a young African-American woman, that I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to.
I am living proof of his dream.
Today, I am no longer harshly judged for the color of my skin, but only for the content of my character.
Still to this day, we, as African-Americans, are sometimes judged for our skin colors, but it’s not how it was during Dr.King’s time.
He created a pathway for our people to walk through which can lead us to continue to break the barriers of discrimination.”