Biden concludes Black History Month with White House Event

Monday's White House celebration of Black History Month was a joyous occasion for President Joe Biden. He called on Congress to confirm Ketanji Jackson to the Supreme Court and to pass voting rights legislations.

Biden concludes Black History Month with White House Event

Biden stated that he understands how frustrating and slow progress can be. "But I also know that progress is possible if you work together, keep the faith and remember to pay any charges or changes that have been passed on to you."

Around 150 people, including members of Congress Black Caucus, state elected officials and the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other community leaders were present in the East Room. Biden called out Black Cabinet members and administration officials to show his appreciation.

Biden stated that he was glad to be there in person. Last year, the coronavirus had prevented it from happening. Jill Biden, the first lady, was there, as was Kamala Harris, Vice President. Harris stated that the gathering was made at a time when America’s democratic principles are being threatened by Russia's attack on Ukraine.

Harris stated that Black History Month was created to teach history that is too often not taught, the history of black excellence in America and leadership in America.

She said, "And we're clear." "Black history is American History. It is alive, breathing history.

Cateo Hilton (high school student) introduced Biden. She mentors students in Washington and will attend Delaware State University. This news prompted a standing ovation by the president who was born in Delaware.

The president called for Congress to confirm Jackson in his remarks. Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

He said, "She's an amazing woman." She has accomplished so many things."

He also requested the passage of voting rights legislation, an effort he supported but which has failed to pass in Congress.