Black History Month
What is the purpose of Black History Month? It shows this month has different purposes. Black History month begins as Negro History week founded by Carter G Woodson in 1926. The week inspired by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Birthdays. In 1976, The United States Bicentennial changed Negro History Week to Black History Month.
This month is an excellent time to show how talented men and women of color who helped to pave the way for all black people. People heard touching stories of tears, the tough work along with those who died to obtain equality in favor of black people. I accept the privilege to have wonderful parents who molded myself into a strong black man born in America. As I write this, I will share with you why this month is important to everyone of color. It is a time to echo, celebrate and recommit.
A Time To Echo and Celebrate
During Black History Month as individuals to think among ourselves about what is the purpose of being a black American. How could we compare to those who given up some much to show us the way to having a better future? The activist and organizers of the past who fought sweat and blood for us on racial equality. With all their positive work, it proves that process with racial equality improved. Every February some of us take the time to celebrate, personally acknowledge those Black Americans who give us hope and inspiration showing us black people are capable of being anything no matter what race they are. I want to advise that teaching Black History doesn’t need to express suffering we have been through. If you take a closer glance at black history, it is all the leadership, honesty, and determination.
Understand that Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X were heroic examples of leadership, honesty, and determination. If you read their stories, it shows several conditions regarding their character. All three experiences different hardship to support what was appropriate for the black community. We all know hardship leads us in two different paths: character or compromise. Each one of these people chooses the character which made them grow stronger.
Here is a remarkable quote from John Maxwell “ Character is the foundation on which a person builds his or her life. It all begins with character because relationships operate on the basis of trust. Character communicates credibility, harnesses respect, creates consistency, and earns trust”. This is why all Black Americans should pass on Black History to the next generation. This shows them they could create their own character and be a leader.
A Time To Recommit
Lastly, Black History Month is a time to recommit. Including an approach to other nations showing we all are brothers and sisters, that we have the same rights along with being prosperous. Today’s black youth knows that long ago we were slaves and had an insufficient education. Let’s teach the youth that we were outstanding inventors and educators. That’s why I stress the importance of keeping Black History Month alive.
In conclusion, I am grateful to witness impressive black leaders like our first black US President Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This indicates our country have come a long way.