Senator Reverend Warnock, Georgia’s first Black Senator and the 11th Black Senator in U.S. history, celebrates and honors the contributions Black Americans have made to the nation
Senator Reverend Warnock: “This month is a celebration of the remarkable journey of resilience, strength, and triumph that characterizes our Black communities.”
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Together, let us strive to build a future where justice prevails, and the dream of a Beloved Community becomes a reality for all.”
WATCH: Senator Reverend Warnock’s Black History Month message
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Georgia’s first Black Senator and the 11th Black Senator in U.S. history, released a video message honoring and celebrating Black Americans’ contributions to Georgia and the country in commemoration of Black History Month, which begins on February 1.
“Black history is American history—I’m living proof of that as the first Black Senator from Georgia. My story is an American story, and I’m incredibly honored and proud to serve as Georgia’s first Black Senator,” said Senator Reverend Warnock.
“As we use this month to focus and reflect, we also acknowledge the tremendous progress and victories we’ve made, while also recognizing that we must continue working to build the more just world that I know is possible,” Senator Warnock continued.
The full video can be viewed HERE and the full transcript can be found below:
“Hello everybody, Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock here! I want to wish everyone a happy Black History Month. This month is a celebration of the remarkable journey of resilience, strength, and triumph that characterizes our Black communities.
“In reflecting on our history, we recognize the progress we have made—milestones that bear witness to the indomitable spirit of those who have gone before us. Yet, even as we acknowledge our victories, we must acknowledge that the work for equal justice is far from complete.
“The teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., whose spiritual home I am proud to preach from, resonates profoundly during this month of remembrance. Dr. King envisioned a Beloved Community, a society founded on love, justice, and equality.
“He believed we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny, whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
“His tireless efforts to dismantle the chains of injustice and inequality inspire us to continue the fight for a world where all are treated with dignity and respect.
“As we honor the legacy of those who paved the way, let us renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for justice. Let Black History Month be a catalyst for unity, understanding, and collective action.
“Together, let us strive to build a future where justice prevails, and the dream of a Beloved Community becomes a reality for all. We have challenges ahead of us and barriers to break down, but with faith, determination, and love, we can and shall overcome. Thank you. Keep the faith and keep looking up.”