African American History Culture : It's the first day of Black History Month

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    This Black History Month, We Declare: ‘We, Too, Are America’
    America would not be what it is without the contributions of black people


    ... However, this year, Black History Month, a time meant to celebrate and embrace inclusion, also descends at a shameful moment in American history. Our president ran on a platform of racism, emboldened white supremacists and, in his first week in office, has signed executive orders putting marginalized groups in danger, the message is clear: Not all Americans belong here ...

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    Trump’s “amazingignorance: The president’s Black History Month celebration was embarrassing
    To commemorate black history, Donald Trump celebrates Frederick Douglass for doing whatever it is he did


    ... Flanked by the nominee for Housing and Urban Development secretary, Ben Carson, and reality-TV villain and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault, the president read a prepared statement referencing some famous names from the civil rights battles of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Douglass.

    Douglass, a titanic figure in American history, whose name is synonymous with equal rights and the abolitionist movement, has done “an amazing job,” said the president of the United States; the details of the job he’s done are unimportant, it was an amazing job, and that’s all that matters ...


    http://www.salon.com/2017/02/01/tru...k-history-month-celebration-was-embarrassing/

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    Donald Trump; Frederick Douglass(Credit: Getty/Tom Pennington/Wikicommons)

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    "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others"
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    Black History Month: An American story you weren't told
    'The history of African Americans, which is to say the history of America, is a pendulum of resilience and retaliation'


    To mark Black History Month, Al Jazeera is showcasing some of our best stories on race and identity ...

    Know your history: Understanding racism in the US - by A'Leila Bundles

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    An African-American woman yells 'Freedom' when asked to shout so loud it will be heard all over the world at the March on Washington in August 1963 [Express Newspapers/Getty Images/File]

    "Racial ignorance is a prison from which there is no escape because there are no doors" - Toni Morrison

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    Family of Frederick Douglass gives Trump a history lesson

    The direct descendants of Frederick Douglass responded late Wednesday to President Trump’s vague comments about the celebrated 19th century African-American abolitionist, writer and orator.

    Kenneth Morris, the founder of the Fredrick Douglass Family Initiative and Douglass’ great-great-great grandson, told Yahoo News that he was initially shocked by Trump’s remarks ...

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    #TBT: The first African-American US senator

    To celebrate Black History Month, our #TBT series will highlight several African-American politicians who made history. Mississippi's Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African-American to serve in the Senate when he arrived in Washington in 1870 ...

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    Hiram Rhodes Revels became the first African American elected to the United States Senate in 1870




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    Donald Trump Flunks Black History
    The president’s remarks kicking off Black History Month betrayed his ignorance of history and his willingness to make every occasion about himself

    On Wednesday, for what has become an annual White House tradition, President Donald Trump kicked off Black History Month with a gathering of African-American leaders, including Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee Ben Carson; Paris Dennard, an official with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; longtime Republican strategist and media owner Armstrong Williams; and White House adviser Omarosa Manigault. Unfortunately, rather than highlighting the rich history of black America, the president's remarks unintentionally revealed his own lack of knowledge and appreciation of some of the most important and high-profile black historical figures ...

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    Things to know about Black History Month

    ... Black History Month is considered one of the nation's oldest organized history celebrations, and has been recognized by U.S. presidents for decades through proclamations and celebrations; here is some information about the history of Black History Month.

    HOW DID IT START?

    It was Carter G. Woodson, a founder of the Association for the Study of African American History, who first came up with the idea of the celebration that became Black History Month ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/things-know-black-history-month-084303546--politics.html

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    FILE - Carter G. Woodson in an undated photograph. Woodson is a founder of the Association for the Study of African American History, who first came up with the idea of the celebration that became Black History Month. Woodson, the son of recently-freed Virginia slaves who went on to earn a Ph.D in history from Harvard, originally came up with the idea as Negro History Week to encourage black Americans to become more interested in their own history. (AP Photo)



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