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February 8, 2021

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The Origin of Black History Month and Why It Matters

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected–those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most!–and listens to their testimony.

– James Baldwin –

The Origin of Black History Month and Why It Matters

“The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or has it simply become one more school assignment that has limited meaning for children? Has Black History Month become a time when television and the media stack their Black material? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved?” Lonnie G. Bunch III explores the genesis of Black History Month and its relevance in today’s world. { read more }

Be The Change

In the spirit of Baldwin’s words, make time to listen to someone’s testimony this week. Notice what it brings up for you. Share your reflections with a friend or family member.

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