Statement from Mayor London Breed on Black History Month
San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today issued the following statement in honor of Black History Month:
“As we begin Black History Month, we celebrate the progress that we have made and recommit ourselves to creating a country that is more just and equitable for all. African Americans have a rich history in San Francisco, from the jazz artists of the ‘Harlem of the West’ to Maya Angelou and the shipbuilders of World War II. This month we celebrate that history, and pay tribute to all those who have come before us.
One of the greatest things we can do to honor the history of those who have come before is to continue working to fix societal inequities and right past wrongs. I am committed to addressing the challenges currently facing our African American residents—this month and throughout the year.”