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American Airlines Black Professional Network Celebrates Black History Month

American Airlines Black Professional Network Celebrates Black History Month

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American Airlines

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Black / African American

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"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

You can’t know where you’re going, if you don’t recognize where you’re from. Black history is a form of American history and it’s important that America includes all of her story to prevent the “bad parts” from repeating itself.

Over the past 2 days, the American Airlines Black Professional Network has celebrated the Black history achievements of people in the locations we serve. Thank you to Ricky Deane for serving as keynote speaker for the Chicago event. In PHX, the chapter displayed little known knowledge of the city’s history to ensure their members and allies could be more informed.

Our chapter at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, had the pleasure of listening to Terri L. White President & CEO of the Charlotte Museum of History. Terri shared her passion for the historical knowledge of the city, advocacy on preserving historical landmarks, and work she and her colleagues across the nation are doing to change the narrative on what parts of Black history are pretty and share the entire truth.

Thank you Rich Ashlin, Sophia Philis-Ortiz, and Ralph Lopez Massas for supporting these efforts in our Hubs and Gateways that allow all team members American Airlines to stay connected to our EBRG culture"

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