Black History Month is an annual celebration which highlights the achievements of Black communities in America. At Twitter, @Blackbirds, our Business Resource Group (BRG) for members and allies of the African diaspora at Twitter, led the way in planning events along with other BRGs, Teams and Twitter offices. This year's theme was #GlowUp, and Tweeps participated in over 30 #BlackHistoryMonth events, ranging from professional development workshops to self-care meet-ups and fireside chats with industry and community figures.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights:
Twitter believes in the unmatched power of the individual’s voice. The platform allows users to share stories, learn more about the world, and connect with others across time and space. As a company, we are committed to #GrowTogether through diversity and we will use the momentum gained from #BlackHistoryMonth to continue to guide us forward.
Although we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we recognize that Black history is being made every month of the year. If you want to know #WhatsHappening, make sure to follow @Blackbirds!
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