The Global Grind Answers The Question: Why We Need Black History Month In 2014.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Until "we" own it, and teach it, and accept responsibility for stealing Africans from their homeland to enslave them in America, there will always be a need for Black History Month.

Until “we” own it, and teach it, and accept responsibility for stealing Africans from their homeland to enslave them in America, there will always be a need for Black History Month.

Harriet Tubman born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913

Harriet Tubman born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913

 

From The Gobal Grind:

 

Lift Every Voice! 14 Reasons We Will Always Need Black History Month

 

By Christina Coleman

 

The advent of Black History Month brings both excitement and anxiety, as we do our best to responsibly remember the contributions of blacks in America and field off annual commentary meant to cheapen the 28 days set aside for uplifting black communities.

 

And with some American citizens’ well-intentioned quest to make this nation “post-racial,” that commentary is sure to come.

 

In 2014, Black History Month may seem obsolete — after all, post-racial Americawill likely point out that we have a black president and anything designated to highlight the successes of any one race can be seen as divisive. But if we take into account why Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926 (turned month because of its popularity), you’ll understand why we still need to honor it.

 

The purpose? To ensure the intellectual survival of the African diaspora by highlighting contributions and history in the face of racial prejudice.

 

And if current events are any indication (or the fact that the month has been diluted to a few MLK quotes, an inaccurate account of Rosa Park’s activism and a few facts about George Washington Carver’s peanuts), Black History Month still has a job to do.

 

In short, it’s essential to continue the celebration for the preservation of black culture so that our narratives are told authentically. Not like this:

 

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Below you will see reason why the ignorant America needs Black History Month all 12 months of the year.

 

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Celebrating Black History Month 2014

 

Harriet Tubman born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913

Harriet Tubman born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 – March 10, 1913

 

Celebrating Black History Month: The Black History Moment Series #1. Slavery.

 

Celebrating Black History Month: The Black History Moment Series #2. The Middle Passage.

 

Celebrating Black History Month: The Black History Moment Series #3. Post Racial AmeriKKKa.

 

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7 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on sachemspeaks and commented:
    We have the Bibles they have the land also!

  2. This is why I return to my previous comment, we will not every begin to truly move forward as a nation and truly become ‘post racial’ until we teach the truth in our schools. I see some of this though, it makes me wonder, is it even possible for the generation of teachers we have today, even those who are well-intentioned to teach the truth.

    Sometimes, I am despondent over our lack of progress. Our lack of compassion towards one another. Our absolute inability to see humanity and embrace humanity.

  3. Reblogged this on The Fifth Column and commented:
    This is an awesome look at why we need Black History Month…

  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    … and you need to ask why????

  5. … it’s sad that you still need to explain the “why”!!! Reblog!!

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