When Corporations Celebrate Black History Month

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History Month to more than 12,000 schools across Dominion’s service areas in Virginia, northeastern North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

They’ve been doing this for eight years now, and the fact that the company covers the Northeastern part of the country, doesn’t stop them from honoring people who live outside of their service area, such as the Honorable Vel R. Phillips, the first woman and first African American to become secretary of state in Wisconsin. The lesson plans Dominion created and feature on the Website are extremely detailed and include activities for primary and secondary teaching levels along with plans developed by educators to go along with suggested readings from the Website.

Dominion also sponsors an essay writing competition for local high school juniors and seniors.

Marcia’s Rating: 4.5

Most corporations could stand to learn a thing or two from Dominion. The series includes notable African Americans that most people may have never heard of such as Sister Cora Billings, the first African American nun to lead a Roman Catholic parish in the United States. This and more is included in a well-organized format online, equipped with an interactive mural featuring all of this year’s honorees. Unfortunately, there are no links from its homepage to help people find this goldmine of black history.

Renita Burns is the editorial assistant, and Marcia A. Wade is the reporter at BlackEnterprise.com.

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9 Responses to When Corporations Celebrate Black History Month

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  2. THANK YOU FOR THE IN-SITE. I ENJOY MY BLACK HISTORY MORE AS I GOT OLDER. I DID NOT LIKE HISTORYIN HIGH SCHOOL. BLACK HISTORY GOT ME TO READ & ENJOY HISTORY OF MY PEOPEL.

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  4. Cedric Wells says:

    Thanks for this article. I simply wanted to add another corporation to the list…The Home Depot. One of the many events that took place at their Corporate Headquarters was a Black History Month Art Exhibition. This art exhibit brought in local artists from the Atlanta area showcasing their talent along their long-stretched hallway “Main Street” for 1 week…of which I was one of the featured artist. It is a good showing by corporations to honor and display contributions made by African-Americans from the past and present.

    Cedric

  5. This is stupid! If she has married him, more fool her. Just don\’t expect any sympathy when next time you end up 6ft under!

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