I highly recommend it. Morgan, invented the stoplight, which totally transformed streets all across the globe. And we are subjected daily to unfair stereotypes and assumptions from a culture that is still learning to accept us.
Her self-supported black dance company honed the talents of Eartha Kitt and Alvin Ailey.
To what would surely be the lament of many historic African American leaders, my students and so many others including me take for granted the rights that many people before them sweated, bled, and died to secure.
Her work as an author was strongly influenced by her anthropological studies of the Caribbean and the American South. Nor can black history be taken for granted.
To explore and debate ideas freely without government oppression. The recent historical films "Selma" and "12 Years a Slave" grew out of long-standing scholarly interest in their subjects. Carter Woodson's vision stands the test of time.
The new black pioneers Zora Neale Hurston, right, is lauded as one of the most important writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
And we are daily subject to unfair stereotypes and assumptions from a culture that is, in some aspects, still learning to accept us. Jones Webster's view is no throwback. Each Black History Month exists as a call to action.
Today, director Ava DuVernay carries on the tradition of mixing art with cultural documentation. We are inundated with images of unruly athletes and raunchy reality TV stars as paradigms of success for Black people.
His mission is to increase high school and college graduation rates of Harlem students. If we do not make a point at building a bridge between races starting with whites and blacks in this country, then the most vile, horrific, sadistic form of slavery ever invented in human history — Communism — awaits us.
Enter Black History Month. Her signature use of color has caught the attention of designers like Jil Sander and photographers such as Steven Meisel and Helmut Newton. The American Indians are a part of your story. There is a wealth of research on the benefits of advocacy for adolescence.
We hear about the poverty rates, incarceration rates, and high school drop out rates. InI believe Black History Month has an altered purpose. Encourage older children to participate in grass-roots organizing and learn the importance of solidarity with peers. Heroes like these and many more deserve to be honored for the sacrifice and suffering they endured for the sake of racial equality.
She's chairman of the board of DreamWorks Animation and chairman of After School Matters, a non-profit that provides after-school programs to Chicago teens. Inform the youth and reflect on the past Although we have an African American president, many young people are not aware of the sacrifices and struggles that those before them have made to be where we are today.
We can applaud Madam C. What about our royal history? Hide Caption 4 of 10 Photos: Chapman's beautifully preserved, leather-bound photo albums from the s are in our library. Ford expanded the week into a full month.
Heroes like these and many more deserve honor for the sacrifice and suffering they endured for the sake of racial equality. Historically, Black History Month has been seen as an opportunity for black youth to focus on the power and lineage from which we hail. I often think, with slavery being stressed on Black History Month, that it should be changed to the Abolitionist Month.
Events Black Breastfeeding Week is important and necessary for professional lactation supporters and the community to celebrate for many reasons. Preparation for tough times is nothing new to parents of color, especially black parents.
If you want children who believe in the inherent value of all people, you must be the prototype. Following Walker's trailblazing footsteps, businesswoman Mellody Hobson began her career as an intern at Ariel Investments, one of the largest black-owned money management investment companies in the country.
Black History Month provides the chance to focus on different aspects of our narrative as African Americans.Feb 25, · Do black people have a history? There have always been doubters. Feb 26, · I think it is necessary to celebrate Black history month because its difficult to integrate information/lessons on minority cultures throughout the agronumericus.com: Resolved.
Celebrating Black History Month Reminds Us All that Black History Is OUR History It pains me to see people overlooking Black History Month because Black history –just like Hispanic, Asian, European, and Native history–belongs to all of us.
As a new month of remembrance begins, let’s consider the important reasons why Black History Month is observed each year. Celebrate with knowledge Carter G.
Woodson was the sole individual responsible for creating Negro History Week in. Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we continue to promote positive examples of poignant historical events, exemplary leaders and steps towards societal change.
This Is Why We Still Need Black History Month but rather a necessary act of self-love. The beauty in Black History Month is we can all celebrate in different ways that are meaningful to us.Download