A few years back a friend and I were having a conversation about Black History Month. We both had our own thoughts about it but never really shared them to other people or each other until that conversation. But are sentiments were the same….
Why do we celebrate Black History Month? Why do we take one month out of a twelve month calendar period to acknowledge and celebrate the history and culture of a certain group of people. I understand the value and meaning behind it but I also find it laughable to think that one month can suffice. There is too much history and knowledge about African Americans that need to be shared on a regular basis. The same goes for every race, ethnicity, and culture that makes up this land.
I remember in school the only time we were taught anything about African American History was in the month of February (also the shortest month of he year). After that nothing else. So no I don’t care about Black History Month. I care about the history of the different people that live and have lived in this land being celebrated and discussed everyday. Maybe this makes sense to you as well…. Or maybe it doesn’t. Either way it’s just my thoughts lol. Happy Black History Month 😁