Unfortunately, it seems that apart from an intentional effort otherwise, Black history is often lost in the mists of time.
When we observe Black History Month, we give citizens of all races the opportunity to learn about a past and a people of which they may have little awareness.5.
In 1976, the bicentennial of the United States, President Gerald R. He said the country needed to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Black History Month has been the subject of criticism from both Blacks and people of other races.
Some argue it is unfair to devote an entire month to a single people group.
Celebrating Honors the Historic Leaders of the Black Community I had the privilege of living in Jackson, Mississippi which is the site of many significant events in Black History.
I once heard Myrlie Evers, the wife of slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, speak at the Governor’s Prayer Luncheon.
We can look back on the brightest and darkest moments of our past and see God at work.
He’s weaving an intricate tapestry of events that climax in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And on that day, we will all look back at the history — not just of a single race but of people from every nation, tribe, and tongue — and see that our Creator had a plan all along.
Celebrating Black History Month allows us to pause and remember their stories, so we can commemorate their achievements. Celebrating Helps Us to Be Better Stewards of the Privileges We’ve Gained Several years spent teaching middle school students impaled me with the reality that if we don’t tell the old, old stories, then the next generation, and we ourselves, will forget them.
It pained me to have to explain the significance of the Harlem Renaissance and the Tuskegee Airmen to children who had never learned of such events, and the men and women who took part in them.