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Generally one of the simplest ways to know one thing is to stroll within the footwear of these it touches. As we shut our celebration of Black Historical past Month, we need to share the ideas and feelings from a few of our FCA US colleagues who're impressed by the significance of this annual observance.     Ralph Gilles Head of Design Black Historical past Month is each sobering and galvanizing to me. I replicate on what number of nice black leaders have contributed to what we now get pleasure from as a lifestyle, freedom and alternative. These nice leaders left behind enduring inspiration that assist give us perspective as we face challenges right this moment. I by no means need their sacrifices to have been made in useless; I see on daily basis as a chance for progress. For me, it’s a simple system that consists of understanding the true which means of human respect and that we must always attempt to depart every individual in a greater frame of mind than we discovered them.     Lottie Holland Head – Provider Variety and Buying Provide Chain Administration Co-Lead – Fiat Chrysler African Ancestry Community Black Historical past Month is a time for us to rejoice the numerous accomplishments and important contributions that African Individuals have made to society. It’s additionally a time for us to replicate on the sacrifices made by our ancestors as they weren't afforded the chance to attempt towards their aspirations. We're the achievement of their goals. Subsequently, it’s crucial that we aspire to realize excellence in training, in our careers, within the arts and every thing we do with a purpose to proceed making nice contributions for the development of all mankind.   Marvin Washington Director – Physique Exterior Uncooked Supplies Buying Co-lead for the Fiat Chrysler African Ancestry Community.   Black Historical past Month is concerning the significance of individuals of African ancestry within the historical past of our nation. We’ve performed a pivotal position within the historical past of our nation, however most individuals don’t find out about it, together with many African Individuals. So, it’s essential that we all know our historical past. It’s additionally essential that individuals of different races know our historical past, as nicely. Dr. Carter Woodson created Black Historical past Month so that individuals may perceive and be impressed by their historical past as a result of our historical past was taken away from us. Black Historical past Month motivates us to proceed to realize.     Myrlene Gelibert Bush Senior Supervisor – Manufacturing I firmly imagine that information is energy and it's information that brings individuals collectively. Black Historical past Month offers us that chance to teach all individuals concerning the journey African Individuals have been on, the place the struggles have been and the way each of those have made us who we're right this moment. If we're all geared up with the identical information base, we are able to develop nearer and do away with the unlucky stereotypes that preserve us aside.     And, for myself, I'd sum up Black Historical past Month with three phrases: replicate, rejoice and reconnect. Reflecting is about considering of the highly effective figures which have come earlier than us and all the superb issues that they’ve completed to assist to form the historical past of this nation and the world. Rejoicing is about celebrating all the accomplishments of previous and present African Individuals and the great issues occurring across the nation. Reconnecting is concerning the future and the subsequent technology. It motivates me to consider what I can do to make this a greater place for my children and to assist them draw vitality and inspiration from our historical past as African Individuals within the nation.   We hope these ideas encourage you to maintain the spirit of Black Historical past Month alive all through the approaching 12 months.