Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Sewell statement on Black History Month

Feb 1, 2019
Press Release

Montgomery, AL – Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement today in celebration of Black History Month:

“During Black History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments African Americans have made to this nation and the world. 

“As the first black Congresswoman elected from Alabama, a proud native of Selma and representative of Alabama’s Civil Rights district, I know I stand on the shoulders of so many giants who courageously fought, bled and died to make our society more just, equal and inclusive for all.

“The legacy of Alabama’s 7th District is ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the name of social justice and change. We must always remember that there is work to be done – and there are always opportunities for every one of us to stand up for equality and justice.”