Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Black History Month

            Black History Month has been being celebrated since 1976; it is celebrated annually in the United States of America and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in the month of October. In the U.S., Black History Month is also referred to as African-American History Month. Black History Month actually started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. The goal of Black History Week was to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and reputable achievements.
            This month we have a few teachers that are doing things in class with their students for Black History Month; Mrs. Varney and Ms. Mendez. I honestly think it should be celebrated in every History and English class throughout the school. The youth needs to be informed about important Africa Americans from the past.
            There have been many arguments about why Black History Month is celebrated in the shortest month of the year. Also, another argument that Black History Month has become a “ready made excuse to ignore African American history for the other 11 months of the year”, thus promoting racism. It is no secret that although racism has come a long way in the past century, prejudice is still an imposing problem on American society. I hate that people are racist because everyone is equal.
            Bob Marley was a great artist and very popular to the public now. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great and very famous Africa American.  There were and are many great African Americans.

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