Black History Month Should Be Every Month
Putting a wrap on Black History this week as the month of February rolls out. It's a month of celebration and brings to light all the many achievements that African American have brought to this country.
The University of Alabama Recognizes all the many achievements as well. They have put together a really nice Video presentations showing just that.
The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.
In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government. President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history. I personally think Black History Month should be every month, not just one month out of the year.