Black History Month? Try Black History Year
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Black History Month? Try Black History Year

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month? Try Black History Year

African Americans have done so much and will forever be remembered for their accomplishments. In my opinion, there is no such thing as Black History Month. All year, we should celebrate the amazing poetry, music, inventions, and accomplishments that has surfaced over the last 100 years. Let's take a look...

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Social activist, columnist, early innovator, novelist, and playwright

8+ awards, 15+ poems, 24+ books of different genres.

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Novelist of "Things Fall Apart"

NAACP Founded (1909)

A group including Ida Wells and W. E. B. DuBois met in Canada, demanding civil rights for blacks.

Marc Hannah (1956-present)

Invented 3-D Graphics technology used in films

One of the founders of Silicon Graphics in 1982, which is what was used in "Jurassic Park" and "Terminator."

"I Have A Dream" (1963)

250,000 people participated in the march on Washington. Leader Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech, titled "I Have A Dream." It was focused on black America and non-violence, which made him an amazing figure looked at today.

Lonnie Johnson (1949-Present)

Invented "The Super Soaker"

A toy with a multi-million impact. Currently using his fortune to develop energy technology.

I could go on for days. With so many amazing people that do not get enough credit, African Americans are just as influential as any other race, but we have a story to share. As an African American, learning what went on years ago and knowing that racism is still around is absolutely absurd. We have a voice and it is being heard right now. Kendrick Lamar's performance at the 2016 Grammys and Beyonce's performance at the 50th Super Bowl are great examples! We will keep making noise until things change for good. February is Black History Month, but so is January, March, April, May, and the rest of the months! We will not be stopped!

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