I love learning about history, and it saddens me that when I was in school history was predominantly taught from a certain point of view – one that generally excluded black (and women’s) history. Black History Month reminds us that there are multiple sides to any story, and history only really makes sense when all the stories are told.

I really do believe you can’t know where you are going if you don’t know where you have been. Learning how we got where we are informs who we are and where we need to go in order to grow as a people, as a country, and globally. History rarely presents a rosy picture, but understanding that should help us learn how not to repeat the mistakes of the past – even though it unfortunately seems like we keep doing just that.

Sheryl Bourlier, Finance DEI Team