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Celebrating Black History Month

Every February, the FBI—along with the rest of the nation—marks the many accomplishments of black Americans and celebrates the diversity found in this country...diversity that is in large part due to the courage and conviction of those who came before us.

Feb 20, 2013 10:20 AM

Celebrating Black History Month


Every February, the FBI—along with the rest of the nation—marks the many accomplishments of black Americans and celebrates the diversity found in this country...diversity that is in large part due to the courage and conviction of those who came before us.

During the FBI’s National Black History Month program last week at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller expressed his admiration and appreciation for this diversity, especially as it applies to the Bureau’s workforce. “Those who work alongside you bring different histories, different heritages, and different perspectives to the table,” he told the audience. “But these differences do not divide us—they bring us together...they make us stronger.”

Black History Month is a celebration for all Americans, because black history is also American history—it is part of our unique history as a nation.

Resources:
- Director’s remarks at Black History Month program
- Photo Gallery: Celebrating Black History Month
- Story: Early African-American Agents
- Story: One African-American Special Agent’s Story