Louisville company celebrates Black History Month

Louisville, KY - LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - February is the start of Black History Month, and it's already in full swing in Kentuckiana.

African culture infused Bourbon Country Tuesday at the Louisville Brown-Forman campus.

"Black History Month is very important and that we recognize those African Americans and their accomplishments and successes through the years," said Tammie Payne-Henderson, a Brown- Forman employee.

Programs like Tuesday's, which included African art and expression, have been held at Brown-Forman for the past decade.

"It really represents that this corporation, Brown-Forman, fully supports diversity within the workforce," Payne-Henderson said.

Mayor Greg Fischer spoke at the event, hoping that the community pauses to remember out diversity.

"When you take a look at Louisville and the leadership of Louisville, you need to see all the different faces of Louisville, that's all different races, genders, nationalities," Fischer said.

Many other Kentuckiana companies and organizations are also celebrating the month with many different events.

Brown-Forman will also bring noted poet and speaker Nikki Giovanni to its campus later this month.

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