National Black Family Month on July, 2018: Why do we have black history month?
July, 2018 is National Black Family Month 2018. National Black Family Month Clip Art For National Black
Every other race can trace their family trees back several centuries and were not forced to come to a country. Other races came to the US on their own free will but black people had their history and pride ripped away from them when they were in slavery for 400 years. Black month was developed because Blacks are/were absent from history books. We owe the celebration of Black History Month, and more importantly, the study of black history, to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born to parents who were former slaves, he spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at age twenty. He graduated within two years and later went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. The scholar was disturbed to find in his studies that history books largely ignored the black American population-and when blacks did figure into the picture, it was generally in ways that reflected the inferior social position they were assigned at the time. African American celebrate to give us a sense of pride back and to know our history. Black History Month is not just for African American. Black History Month is a time to reflect and remember the accomplishments of a race of people that had everything stolen from them. Blacks are still to this day an undeserved population due to many people still having racism and prejudice in the US. White history is taught in schools all year round. :/
White people do have months to celebrate. There is Irish, Italian and Greek Heritiage Months.
February = Black history
March = Women's history and Irish history
April = Holocaust Month
Greek-American Heritage Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
May = Asian-Pacific history
Jewish-American Heritage Month
June = LGBT history
July = Fil-American Friendship Day (Phillippines, United States)-July 4th
September = Hispanic history
October = Disability awareness & Hispanic Heritage Month
German-American Heritage Month
National Italian-American Heritage Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
November = American Indian history
December = Universal Human Rights awareness
Every year at about this time, the obligatory "Do we still need black history month?" question is raised - A question that is never really raised for any other heritage month...
Also Why is OK to have a Black History Month but no White History Month?
Should there be a black history month?
I agree with you. As soon as black American's contributions to history have been fully incorporated into text books, and into our national awareness there may no longer be a need for a Black History Month. That time has not yet come and the need still exists.
Why is it wrong to use the term "Blacks" when referring to African Americans?
NO in fact I prefer to be referred to as a Black person simply because I was born here but my family comes from the Caribbean. Additionally African American can include white people that were born in Africa or are from African heritage. To me the term Black encompasses all Black peoples- Black Americans, African, Caribbean and other