A Note From Tiffany McDaniel In Honor Of Black History Month

by User Not Found | Feb 27, 2024


As we embark on the month of February and the observance of Black History Month, I want to take a moment to reflect on the origins of this commemoration and how it relates to the issue of domestic violence. Black History Month was initiated by Carter G. Woodson, a scholar dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of individuals in the black community. He chose February because it was the birth month of two people he admired most, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.

It is with that same reverence and admiration for the trailblazers who have shaped history that we honor African American victims of domestic violence, not only in February but throughout the year.

I feel privileged to work with a remarkable group of people dedicated to ending domestic violence and addressing systemic oppression that often remains hidden. At The Family Place, we understand the importance of using our voices to stand in solidarity with survivors who seek our support. Please set aside time this month to reflect on how you, too, can be a champion in the fight against domestic violence, particularly in communities of color. We welcome and appreciate you.


With grace,

Tiffany McDaniel

Interim CEO