Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“This month and every month, we honor the African Americans who risked everything for equality, fought for justice, and built a more perfect union for all.
“From achievements in public service to the sciences, business, and arts to the folks who get up every day to work hard and build a better community and life for their family, African Americans have shaped our country because Black History is American History.
“While we reflect on the leaders and trailblazers of the past, we must work to create a brighter future – that means confronting racism, tearing down barriers to the ballot box, bringing true representation to our government, and making our country a more equal place.
“Whether white, black or brown, we all should reflect upon this legacy, reject division, and continue marching arm in arm towards that more perfect union.”