Black History Month
January 26, 2021

February is Black History Month. Michael Jackson broke a number of barriers for Black Americans including being the first Black artist to have a video in regular rotation on MTV, the first Black global pop icon who will forever be the King of Pop, by setting and breaking sales records throughout his career, including the long-established record for the biggest selling album of all time for Thriller, and being recognized for his unparalleled philanthropic endeavors. Michael is an American icon that pushed the envelope for the Black community worldwide.

“Sometimes when you’re treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. Slavery was a terrible thing, but when Black people in America finally got out from under that crushing system, they were stronger. They knew what it was to have your spirit crippled by people who are controlling your life. They were never going to let that happen again. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe.” – Michael Jackson, Moonwalk