Black History Is American History!


Black History Month celebrates African Americans’ history, contributions, and achievements. Almost 100 years ago, Black History Month began as a weeklong event. It’s now a month-long celebration that takes place every February. Black history embraces the 400-year-long record of Black life in America. It also includes stories and activism against slavery and modern-day racism.

As we begin to wrap of this month, get to know some of our amazing employees that were highlighted this past month.

Meet Todd O. Pressley, MBA

Todd is a Co-Principal and Executive Vice President with 30 years of construction experience, 13 of which have been with UJAMAA Construction. Todd oversees our South East division.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month means a lot. At its base, it’s a time to reflect. A time to build an understanding of our roots and culture. A time to reflect on the struggles of the past and where we have come from. It is also a time of hope. A time to look forward to the potential we have and the legacy it has been built on.

Meet Tamberly Wynn

Tamberly is the Office Manager for our office in Atlanta, GA, and assists with regional operations.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Anytime is a great time to be Black but specifically, every February is a tremendous time to be Black. It’s about what our ancestors went through so that we could get to this point. It is about how far we have come and how hard we fight.  There is still a lot to be done but the beauty of it is how much has been done to pave the road for future generations.

Meet Ron Lewis, LEED AP, ASP

Ron is a Vice President and Project Executive with UJAMAA Construction and our Director of Corporate Safety. He sets the standards per OSHA to ensure our workers come home in one piece every day.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month humbles me. It is a stark reminder of the achievements made in an unforgiving environment. It also strengthens my determination to continue in my duty of assisting the next generation to achieve greatness. I am thankful my parents and extended community put me in a position to make a difference.

Meet CeMara Adams

CeMara is a Project Engineer with UJAMAA Construction and part of a Black woman-led team build the new Park Station Lofts project.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month represents our history and culture. It is a time to reflect and encourages us to continue to stand as leaders.

Keep following us to learn more about some of the amazing employees who choose to build #theujamaaway here at UJAMAA Construction.


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