GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The month of February is recognized as Black History Month.
It's an entire month dedicated to sharing the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans throughout history. One member from the local Black Lives Matter organization says that it's important for people to learn the contributions that African Americans have made in this country.
"There are many things that would not be here today, if not for Black people. Things that have been invented that have changed our lives. We've contribute to this society and we wish to do so," said Samantha Harris, Black Lives Matter Grand Junction Outreach Coordinator.
In honor of Black History Month, Black Lives Matter of Grand Junction will be meeting with the Grand Junction Police Department to have an open forum. It's open to the public and will take place February 28th at the Mesa County Library.