Maddy Teka holds a law degree from Ethiopia, and a JD and LLM from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Maddy worked as a diplomat in Ethiopia and has over a decade of experience practicing in different areas of law, including corporate law, international law, immigration law, and family law in both the U.S. and Ethiopia. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Since 1976, every president has issued a national decree designating February as Black History Month to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month is more than a celebration. It is also the time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice in the country.
How did this celebration start, and why is it celebrated in February?
History of the Black History Month
Black History Month was first conceived when Carter G.
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