What Does Black History Month Mean To You?


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Black History Month

Black History Month (Photo credit: Enokson)

Nobody should tell you what it means for you. It is an obvious gift and should be treated as such and learned about. So what does Black History Month mean to you?

Personally it is about the awareness of a people, my people. A deep and rich history watered down and forgotten for 11 months. But I have lived through 36 years of Black history and counting.

Black HISTORY Month is a time to recall the struggles of our forefathers the word through. It is also about learning of their triumphs as well as their failures. Our history is one of prestige, pain, oppression, displacement, disappointments, dreams, and a beginning of aspirations being realized by many Black men and women today.

Today we have one of the most humble and focused Presidents in all of United States history. He is Black American, Barack Obama. He has become yet another part of Black History, and in fact U.S. History as the only African-American descended President. This goes to show what hard work, the sacrifices of our ancestors, and determination will do. One dream has been realized.

So what does Black History Month mean to you? What ever it is, it is a meaning that should grow stronger when the month ends. It is a meaning that should strengthen your resolve and determination to rise above the mental roadblocks that stop you from what it is you wish to accomplish. The meaning of Black History Month is each of us. Be a part of Black History Month, push to accomplish something great and not just be a spectator.

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One comment on “What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

  1. Pingback: Recognizing The Dream and Living It: Black History Month with Alpha | alphawriter

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