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Tim Cook takes to Twitter to commemorate Black History Month

Tim Cook Black History Month
Tim Cook Black History Month (Image credit: Tim Cook)

What you need to know

  • February is Black History Month.
  • Tim Cook has tweeted his support.
  • He shared a photo from his home state of Alabama.

Every February is Black History Month and Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to commemorate February 2020's remembrance. Cook shared a photo of a visit to his home state of Alabama.

Cook grew up in Alabama and the photo shows him stood in front of an iconic civil rights movement monument. In the photo, he can be seen reading the text of the "Foot Soldier" monument.

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Cook often uses Twitter to raise awareness of issues and causes that are close to his heart. He has often spoken of Martin Luther King Jr. and even has a photo of the icon in his office at Apple.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.