Friday, January 14, 2011

Why is Black History Month relevant in Africa and in American?

The questions start pouring in around this time every year. "Why do we need Black History Month?" We need Black History Month to teach ourselves and our children about our ancestors and the living. The history of Africa as a continent is very relevant to Black History and Black History Month. People need to know their ancestors were and are Kings and Queens in Africa! There were African Presidents like Dr.Kwame Nkrumah who were very instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement here in America. These lessons are not taught in schools so without Black History Month to highlight these men and women in Africa, how can Black History be complete without our source, Africa? Children in Africa also need to know Black History and how we are all related and can help and lift each other up, regardless. With President Barack Obama, leading as an example and hope for everyone; even little children in Africa and all over the world can dream and make their dreams come true! So African History, Black History, Black History Month are all one, and originated from the source, Africa. You may also visit the Latibah Museum or, to get more information.
Blessings, Judith F. Osei Tutu.

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