Because February is Black History Month, Kendall and I were discussing this whole idea of having one month to celebrate a certain type of history. Since that conversation, I have read various opinion pieces on the idea of dedicating a month to a specific group of people, especially in regards to American history. There are both positive and negative opinions out there. Morgan Freeman, for example, has indicated that he doesn’t like Black History Month because black history is just American history.
However, we do understand the reasoning behind the idea and we are going to jump at the chance to use days and months dedicated to observing specific groups to help educate and celebrate people and community.
Did you know that Black History Month started as Negro History Week in 1925? It’s obviously evolved a lot since then.
We will be taking guest posts for both black history month and women’s history month. Do you have a topic that you are passionate about related to these two celebrations? Please email Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your post or to inquire about submissions.