Black History Month by// Savannah Herring

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A month full of remembrance and celebrating the lives of those who created a better world for future generations.

It all began in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian declared that February would be the month that we celebrate African Americans who made a difference.

Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women, according to the the website AboutEducation.

This celebration reminds people worldwide that if it wasn’t for certain people we would not have the freedom like we do not; it also reminds us of the Civil Rights Movement.

Sophomore Keiya Gordon recognizes the importance of this celebration.

“It’s important, because of our history. We’ve come a long way,” Gordon said.

People all around the world celebrate Black History Month and take the time to say thank you to those who made a difference.

“This year I want to go somewhere that has meaning and has to do with Black History Month,” Gordon said. “I also chose to remind others about Black History Month and the importance behind it.”

Our world would be very different if people such as MLK Jr, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and many more had not taken a stand.

Sophomore Jason Meriwether continues to remember the African Americans who left behind a legacy.

“It’s important that people put in effort to celebrate the lives of African Americans that lost their lives so that we could gain equality.”

Without the power of teamwork we would not be as we are now. February is a way we can celebrate how far we have come as people and as a society.

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Black History Month by// Savannah Herring