Kelley Kronenberg’s Black History Month Employee Spotlight feature is Erica Showell. Erica is an attorney where she assists in handling matters related to First Party Insurance Defense Litigation. In her own words, learn about her role, her motivations and how Black History has shaped her life.
Tell us about a moment in black history that influenced or shaped your career?
July 1844-Macon Bolling Allen became the first African American admitted to practice law, paving the way and making it possible for me to be an attorney today.
Favorite Quote or Mantra: You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.- Maya Angelou
Why do you think celebrating Black History Month is important?
It is important to recognize, celebrate, and commend those who made and continue to make a difference, so that future and living generations are not meant to feel and will never have to feel less than someone else.
Who inspires you? My parents and my brother
If you could have a conversation with a civil rights activist, who would it be and why? Dorothy I. Height She dedicated her life to helping African Americans and women, focusing her work on equal rights, unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was a co-organizer of the 1963 March on Washington an activist against lynching and reforms for the criminal justice system. I would want to speak to her first to thank her and ask her how we can continue her legacy and normalize equality.