The Community Foundation Celebrates Black History

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven celebrates Black History Month

Narrated by Hon. Flemming L. Norcott Jr., The Community Foundation Board Chair

The impact of Black history cannot be understood in a single sentence, a single moment, or even a single month. It’s an everyday revelation of the excellence around us.

We know that everyday Black excellence lives inside mission-driven organizations and communities throughout all of Greater New Haven.

We see history being made in our communities as we embrace each other as neighbors — loving one another, challenging each other and growing together. Even through a global pandemic, we watch communities envelop each other with care and commitment to give and support at levels personally meaningful to them.

Black History Month is about the enduring recognition that the present is as important as the past. For us, it’s about adopting the highest standards of continuous improvement to ensure future generations of this community can reap the benefits of the work we support.

So how can we honor Black history?

By building an ever more connected, inclusive and equitable community — a community of opportunity and equity — every day of the year.