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Black History Month

African Americans that stood out for their kind

Black History Month

Throughout United States history, African Americans have been treated unequally and people seem to not to fight back or have protests but themselves. Black History Month came from “Negro History week,” which was originally in the second week of each February. This week was chosen since it includes the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an African American social former and writer, on February 14th and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S president who abolished slavery by passing the 13th Amendment, on February 12th.

 

Black History Month was created back in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and association for the study of African American life and history.

 

Black History Month became the official name in February, 1969. A few African American educators from Kent State University started to celebrate the whole month, bringing attention and popularity to the movement in its earlier days. A couple of years later, Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the U.S, noticed how much recognition Black History Month was getting, so he urged the nation’s people to use this opportunity to celebrate.

 

February is the month to celebrate and recognize those African American who played a big role in U.S history. Reasons to celebrate Black History Month are the freedom, rights, and equality African Americans fought for and to symbolize those who stepped up for Africans Americans. In U.S history, the fight to be treated just like all other citizens has never ended. People like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, who stepped up for their people and their rights deserve the recognition that this month is giving them.

 

In current day, Black History Month is spread all over the world, being celebrated in places such as the United Kingdom and Canada. It helps us be aware and grateful that our world now is more organized and equal, but also that nothing would be like this today if no one had stood up for themselves in the past. This is why Black History Month matters.

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