Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ECBC Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is hosting a special blog series featuring historical facts and insights of notable African American inventors and ECBC personnel. We invite you to follow the series this February here on the Center’s official blog site.

Name: Leslie I. Williams

Title: Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Years of Service: 4

What is the one word that characterizes Black History Month for you?

The one word that characterizes Black History Month for me is “pride.” In the past, my ancestors were made to feel inferior. We had our African history…our native language and customs taken away from us. Black History Month helps educate Americans about the many contributions Americans of African descent made that have helped shape this nation. The information released in today’s times tells our children that there is more to us than being performers and sports heroes; that we can invent things to simplify and save lives, and we can be successful business people, strong political leaders, scientists and artists. We are smart, strong and beautiful, which is something to be proud of.

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