Editor’s note: In celebration of Black History Month in February, PRSA invited prominent public relations professionals to offer their views and ideas for achieving greater racial and ethnic diversity in the profession as well as what Black History Month means to them. A compilation of previous PRSA Black History Month blog posts can be found here.
When February nears many organizations develop an annual Black History Month outreach effort to show support for African-Americans and diversity. Many will offer a salute to the civil rights movement and those in it for bringing about change. While February does bring forth much information about African-American history, it is far too expansive to be captured in one month.