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I Make Black History Everyday, I Dont Need A Month


"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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  1. Good point. The intentions are good, but It does seem to keep up sepreate as a nation. I think that Black history should just be History. To be honest I don't know how I feel about it. There are points to be made on both sides. I Just need to do better research.

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  2. I agree with most of what you said, however one fact that needs to be straightened out is that Americans did not enslave Africans. Africans enslaved other Africans then sold the slaves to white traders. If you want to blame any race for slavery, blame the Africans who enslaved other Africans for profit.

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  3. "Our African ancestors didn't mysteriously fly to America-they were enslaved by AMERICANS!"

    Was actually the Dutch first in 1619, then the British and then yes the Americans.

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  4. How do you feel about the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the fact that it is a separate building altogether?

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