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Southwest Airlines Proudly Celebrates Black History Month

DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is proud to celebrate its continued commitment to the African American community by hosting a variety of activities throughout the year.  The Company champions diversity and inclusion and the causes that matter most to its Customers and Employees.  Please visit Southwest's YouTube channel to learn more about how Southwest Airlines gives back to the African American community. 

"At Southwest Airlines, we are constantly striving for ways to further develop our Culture that values the unique perspectives and talents of all our People," said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. "Through the years, we have built meaningful relationships with nonprofit organizations who work to strengthen the communities we serve.  We are proud that through these community partnerships, we are able to champion the causes that matter most to the African American community." 

Here's how Southwest proudly gives back to the African American community:

Feb. 8 | 4th Annual Washington Informer African American Heritage Tour From Civil War to Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. Southwest Airlines proudly supports the African American Heritage Tour to promote education about and appreciation for African American heritage.

Feb. 22 | African American Pioneers in Aviation Day, Washington, D.C. Southwest Airlines celebrates significant contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration.

March 11-16 | National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wis. Southwest proudly sponsors the NBLSA as they promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of Black law students.

April | Jenesse Center, Inc., Silver Rose Awards, Los Angeles Southwest Airlines proudly supports Jenesse Center, Inc., in their efforts to provide victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support to assist them in addressing their immediate crises and changing the patterns of their lives.   

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