PBS NewsHour

Why Not Everyone Supports Black History Month

Clip: 02/16/2012 | 5m 12s

Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the idea of dedicating a special month to black history.

Aired: 02/16/12

Rating: NR

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