Monday, February 05, 2018

How Can We Make Black History Month More Relevant?

The relevance of Black History Month and how we celebrate our achievements and prepare for the future comes into question every February. Dr. Carter G. Woodson proclaimed the second week of February to be Negro History Week back in 1926 honoring the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Dr. Woodson stated that “We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. We recognize African American History Month as a moment to reflect upon how far we have come as a nation, and what challenges remain.

What’s Your Take? How can we make Black History Month more relevant in 2018?

 




Comments

1. Jesse said...

By making history by mentoring our youth.

2. Lawrence said...

By expanding our knowledge of self.

3. Madison said...

By stopping this Black History and celebrate American History. We fought for inclusion,yet you people continue to separate yourselves. Everything is not about race

4. Curious said...

Why do you focus on the past and not the future?

5. Anthony said...

By organizing to get Trump out of the White House

6. Chris said...

I just don't think it is needed.It only divides us

7. Leonard said...

By showcasing today's Black leaders in our community

8. Long Time Listener in Richmond said...

We cannot know where we are heading if we don't know where have come from.

9. Jerome Jackson said...

Making a difference in someone's life.

10. Long Time Listener said...

Educate with new media

11. Harold said...

Include the Afro Latino.community into the discussion.

12. Jerome Legions said...

Black history month has to be more about celebrating our achievements. Currently we just post them randomly on random sites. We have so much chatter that a celebration will cause us to pause and take notice. This is the perfect time to do voters registration drives, Got out to vote campaigns, take kids to the Black History Museum, Award scholarships to college and high school students.



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