In 1926, Carter G. Woodson and others, announced the second week of February the “Negro History Week,” which ultimately became “Black History Month,” in recognition of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Research has stated that Woodson was hopeful for the week to be eliminated once Black History became accepted by the mainstream as American History. Some question whether or not that has happen, yet?
Additionally, many contend that highlighting one designated month in remembrance or celebration of Black History is undignified. Do you agree? Should it be eliminated or should we continue to utilize February to celebrate the progress and success experienced by Black people, as a community?