February is Black History Month. This is a month dedicated to Black History and progression. Black History Month is a time to learn about Black history and how people overcame suppression and oppression.
There are many people who are recognized throughout history. Not only for their personal achievement but also for making equality possible in the United States. These people looked at the races as the human race and everyone needs to remember we are one race and it is the human race. Without these people in history, we would not have Barack Obama as our President.
Throughout February not only remember it is Black History Month but take a look at all of history. As we label people black, white, Hispanic, Arabic, etc, remember there are good people and bad people in every category and history is what it is, history.
Barack Obama is the first president that is half black and half white. As you look back in history in Black History Month you will see he would have been an outcast with everyone in another time.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson was an incredible black man who ran for President in the 80’s. I remember his strong will and set goals. It was disappointing to see someone so ambitious not get the presidency. It just wasn’t the right time.
When you look back in the Black History Month, you may want to look at the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Most pictures you saw of him he was always with someone worth noting. You saw him with political heads, with government heads, and with people who were trying to make a difference. The Reverend Jesse Jackson was with Martin Luther King on many occasions including his fateful day.
When you take a look at Black History don’t forget to take a look at all the people that helped America get to where it is. Africa was frowned upon for slavery because of Abraham Lincoln setting the slaves in America free. The free transports for work were changed. The carriers bringing people to America from different countries could no longer expect to sell passengers as slaves. People had to pay for passages in a different manner. Look at Black History to see how slavery affected shipping. This information will lead you to look at Kings and Queens and rulers of all the lands, not just Africa.
Black History Month is a time to learn and reflect on how far civilization has evolved and how far people have come.
History.com may be the perfect place for you to start your Black History Month at. This link will take you to the Black History home page.