"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice."
-- Carter Woodson (1875-1950)
A man creates a small event in order to educate and inspire his race into learning their culture and history-as well as- integrate a systematic belief that there shall be no distinction between ones own historical background. In addition, he hopes that the event will soon be a non-existing factor in learning our heritage. Carter G. Woodson created Black History Week (as it was known until 1976, then it became a monthly celebration)-hoping that the celebration would give black Americans a sense of historical importance, and that eventually, black American history would be a thing of the past.
Black American history is American History, and its about time the two came together as one- Our African ancestors didn't mysteriously fly to America-they were enslaved by AMERICANS! Crispus Attucks wasn't killed during the French Revolution. it was the AMERICAN Revolution. Is South Korea the birthplace of hip-hop, no, it started in the South Bronx- a borough in New York City, which happens to be located in the United States of AMERICA! "Second class" citizenship will not be tolerated. Random facts and quotes from black historical figures are irrelevant-knowing and learning black history should be implemented in everyday culture- it should be way of life. I don't want to further elaborate on this subject. I think I have said enough.
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