Black History is Our History

Post by 
Thom Georgia
Published 
February 18, 2021

As storytellers, we work every day to share the present moment, what’s happening in the here-&-now. But in many ways, we strive to also preserve visual histories for our client-family. At Steven James, we understand that stories serve as context for today, yet also help us to reckon with our past as we venture into tomorrow.

Steven James | Your Story Matters

Black History Month is a call to understand Black histories, but also to spotlight Black achievement. Throughout this month, the SJ family is sharing with you the stories and the people that have had a profound impact on us as creatives, but more importantly as human beings.

From icons in history like Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. to those Black heroes of lesser-known celebrity but whose impact is of equal measure, we honor them all. We honor them by sharing their story, picking up the mantle of their work, and striving to better understand their contribution to history.

One of the unique threads of our own SJ story is that we come from different perspectives outside traditional marketing. Some of us were teachers, filmmakers, non-profit advocates, public administrators, even carpet installers. But what bonded us was a long history of passionate change-making, in our case through visual storytelling.

Likewise, our team’s embrace of this Black History Month is on a diverse group of people who have become part of Black history, of America’s history not because they necessarily set out to change the world, but because they could do something to make it even just a bit better. They were artists, performers, sports headliners, public speakers, but they were also blue-collar workers, public servants, neighborhood organizers, parents, children, and the unsuspecting who fate would tap as an instrument of history.

May we all be the continuing legacy of their stories.

No items found.

Looking for a partner like SJMG?

Send us some quick contact info & our team will reach out to you.
We never share your info. View our Privacy Policy
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Let's Talk
about your story
THere's More

Post You mIght Also Like

All Posts
Email Blasts
Sep
17
//
2021

Video is Vital

In the past few weeks as we’ve rolled-out our 3 mantras to Bossify Your Brand, you have heard us share how being a better storyteller is about more than message: it’s about making others believe in your brand the way you already do.
Your Story
Aug
26
//
2021

Storytelling Is the Best Marketing

Storytelling is the Best Marketing. Here are 5 steps that are not earth-shattering, not highly time-consuming, not beyond anybody’s ability, to get you rolling in the right direction.
Your Story
Aug
12
//
2021

Bossify Your Brand

NO ONE who has ever started a business (at least a legitimate one) did not believe they had a product or a service that people needed. That belief and the measurement of success or failure is what we will help you define in our new continuing e-series, Bossify Your Brand!
Email Blasts
Jul
23
//
2021

'Tis The Season: Out of Office

We’ve received a good number of ‘Out of Office’ auto returns to our emails recently, and you probably have received some from us. And what a welcomed occurrence! Nothing says summer like vacation, and nothing says vacation like summer.
Email Blasts
Jul
16
//
2021

Sunday Sauce Is On... Come On Over

I’ve never been one to stay put for too long. My mom, dad, sister and I moved around quite a bit. Twenty residences, seven states, two countries. My father met his southern belle at the Officer’s club while he was stationed at the Charleston, SC naval base. Beauty and the Bull got married, had two children. You’ve heard this story before.

@stevenjamesmg