Written by Allen West
February is Black History Month and yesterday I am attended the Republican National Committee “Black Republican Trailblazers” luncheon at The Howard Theater in Washington DC.
I am proud not just this month, but every month of the accomplishments and achievements black Americans have contributed to these United States.
My own story is one connected to the legacy of the first black men to don the uniform of America, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, whose valor shined brilliantly at Fort Wagner during the Civil War. As well, prior to myself, the last black Republican Member of Congress from Florida was Rep. Josiah T. Walls. These are the stories we must continue to tell this month, and every day to our next generation of children and grandchildren so they may never forget the service and sacrifices that enable them to have the blessings of liberty and freedom.
At the same time, it is imperative for the Republican Party to tell its story, not just during this month alone, but to engage continuously with the black community.
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