Essay On Black History Month

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Celebrating Black history month is beneficial to all American citizens. African descendants played a major element of American history, they helped build America, and schools now are not fully explaining black history. This is something we have to change. Black history month explains what Africans American went through for centuries and their achievements. According to (History. Com) President Gerald R. Ford stated “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” African Americans were given this month because they achieved so much in history and without this month most of the history of African Americans would be lost. For example, an African American who made great accomplishments was Harriet Tubman. She led the Underground Railroad for slaves to get to freedom to start a new life. This movement played a major role in American history. There would be big gap in America’s history black history month was taken away.…show more content…
At (http://www.gilderlehrman.org) stated that “slavery paid for a substantial share of the capital, iron, and manufactured good that laid the basis for American economic growth.” This shows that through in the early stages of agriculture in America slaves produced most of American money during this time period. Now today, students really don’t understand why black history month is so important. Many schools around the nation are “forgetting” about black history month. For example, At Klein Forest high school for black history month, Students says a quote from a famous black person and that’s the end. Very few discussions about the meaning of this month are taught in the class
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