CHICAGO, Ill. (WIFR) - We celebrate only one day in February with our loved ones, while the entire month is Black History Month. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs, led the celebration at a special Black History Event at Chicago’s James Thompson Center.
The theme at this year’s event is African Americans and the vote. According to Frerichs, the power of the spoken word leads to influence. At the Illinois Treasurer's office they firmly believe in the power of investing in each other and influencing each other.
Frerichs speaks on influence, "Now that power becomes influence, when many voices join together. Now influence becomes change when we speak and act as one, when we work together. When we invest in one another, we can influence the arc of history."