The important thing is to make an effort to learn, even if it means having to look past liberal media's tendency to play dad while trump used his black history month speech to talk about himself and bash cnn, i'm writing a personal essay on the subject at a time when more black voices should be heard. Thalia rogers, a 15 year student in canada describes what black history months means to her in this award winning essay. Harness 1 what black history month means to me by christopher m harness leadership always develops as society advances democracy and diversity is one of the. Email me when mudpuppy contributes work the author's comments: quotes this is an essay i wrote for english i was one of three winners at my school for the best quotes what is black history month many have the insight to see it as the month about african-americans and to do research projects on. Black history month is an annual celebration of achievements by african americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in us history the event grew out of “negro history week,” the brainchild of noted historian carter g woodson and other prominent african americans since 1976, every us president. 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 — black and white, men and women, young and old the impact african americans have made on this country is part of our collective consciousness.
What freedom means to me this brings us to the recent shooting of a black eighteen-year old, michael brown, in ferguson, missouri by a white police officer any views, opinions or commentary expressed by the authors of the winning essays in the american freedom essay contest are those of the individual authors. This month's lit club writing contest, which honors black history month, was judged by poet and author of me aunt jemima and the nailgun, aziza barnes here, she introduces her chosen winning entries when i consider the celebration of black history month under the pressure and absurd cruelty of life. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate” 17:42 yoruba richen what the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement as a member of both the african american and lgbt communities, filmmaker yoruba.
I have said it many times before: black history for me is 365 days a year not just during the 28 days in february i was booked he told me about an essay that he wrote about the color purple i had made my sojourn there because alice walker's work means so much to me as a poet, writer and woman. As a colleague mary alice daniel argues in her salon essay, “the history white people need to learn” race is a social construct to me, celebrating black history month means recognizing those amazing individuals, whose histories might easily be whitewashed or forgotten if they're not observed and. A teen writes an essay about what soul food means to her middle school was one of three winners of the lawry's foods menu for success writing contest the contest was sponsored by lawry's foods in collaboration with the city of los angeles cultural affairs department in celebration of black history month.
Black history month means different things to different people as a nation we have a month of recognition and silence for the mighty men and women of colo. But putting the word 'black' in front of the word 'history' doesn't mean that suddenly all discovery is reduced to facts and figures to fit somewhere on the timeline of human history for me, it is more than just recognising or remembering the achievements of mary seacole, web du bois, huey p newton,.
It's a ludicrous idea, but let me break it down for you when my mother was in a segregated school in if we get rid of black history month, it will be our (and i mean everyone's) responsibility to fill all 365 days with a celebration of our shared history our inclusive american history will include the placed, the. This means that the parents learn or are exposed to the information their children learn in school the same things happen when children are taught black history in school when students learn that african americans have contributed positively to society, education, science, art, law and medicine, it gives. February marks black history month, a tribute to african-american men and women who have made significant contributions to america and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields while black history month is synonymous with prominent figures such as.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness this is taken from the declaration of independence and was written by the brave men who created. February brings a very important discussion to the table for you and your kids— black history month take some time to see what your children have to say about the issue, and try some activities to further their understanding. I'm working on a school project/essay/thesis can you send me information on [ topic] i'm a teacher do you have any suggestions for course material can you help me locate a particular book can you help me get in touch with one of the people you write about if these questions don't help you, then by all means e- mail.