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Is Black History Month Still Relevant?

February 3rd, 2010, by

Coretta Scott King leads a march in Memphis, TN five days after her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., was killed.
Coretta Scott King leads a march in Memphis, TN five days after her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., was killed.

Now that we are a few days into Black History Month, there has been some discussion (see here and here) about the relevance or irrelevance of the month-long celebration.

What do you think?

Is it still necessary to designate an entire month to celebrate Black History? Does the election of Barack Obama as president somehow mean that Americans have learned the lessons about African American contributions to this country?

And is Black History Month still relevant? Why or why not?

Please share your thoughts and opinions below, and they may be included in
an upcoming video blog.

Last modified: April 26, 2011 at 11:17 am