Why Black History Month?

Friday, February 8th, 2008

President’s Address:

Black History Month should not have to exist.

Indeed, the necessity for Black History Month comes out of the reality of a racist North American past and present. (read more)

Woodson founder of BHM

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson is an African-American known for his contribution as a historian, author and journalist, and most notably as the founding father of black history.

Woodson, a son of former slaves, was born in Canton, Virginia in 1875. (read more)

Dett founds legacy of black classical music

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Robert Nathaniel Dett

Think the only black musicians are rappers and reggae artists? Nathaniel Dett breaks the mold

Robert Nathaniel Dett was born in Drummondville, Ontario in 1882. A talented pianist at a young age, he went to New York to study at 19. (read more)

Black History Month about human rights

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Why do we still celebrate Black History Month?

It is a question that arises every February. Instead of asking why we celebrate Black History Month we should ask, what should Black History Month teach us?

Black History Month often revolves around slavery. (read more)

Black-focused schools: step forward or back

Friday, February 8th, 2008

On Jan. 29, 2008, the Toronto District School Board approved a proposal for a black-focused school by a vote 11 to nine.

Some say this decision is a necessary step to reduce the staggering dropout rates that continue to plague the black community. (read more)

Greenwood testament to black prosperity

Black Wallstreet serves as a symbol of African-American potential, but also site of worst race riot of its time

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Less than a century ago, a positive community of African-Americans served as a shining example of the potential of those of African descent â€" Black Wallstreet.

Following the Civil War, many African-Americans settled in Oklahoma due to the wealth from oil fields. (read more)

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