By Trent Collins, Features Writer
Black History Month is important in February because we need to reflect back on what our ancestors did in order for us to enjoy the freedom that we do now, how they bled and died, so the following generations can have equal rights as all men. Furthermore it should be taught in the home, not just in February but every day.
According to www.blackhistorypro.weebly.com, “Black History Month also tells of the injustices that were done during slavery and the many who stood together to overcome that.”
Black History Month is not taught in some schools.
“Black History is taught in many schools in S.C. because black history has been incorporated into the S.C. History standards,” Mrs. Rona Stuart, history teacher, said.
Black History Month needs to be celebrated for many reasons because it’s important to students in the future.
“I feel like it’s a great month to reflect on my pride and the reason I do what it is I do,” Senior Kendric Gathers said.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was important to Black History Month because he tried to put an end to racism and make peace for the world. He wanted people to be treated equally and not differently.
“MLK wanted to make the world a better place for not only African Americans, but for people everywhere in the U.S.,” Ms. Henrietta Montgomery, Dean of Students, said. “His goal was for dignity and human and civil rights for all people of colored.”
Harriet Tubman changed many lives. She changed many lives because she gave a chance and opportunity for the black race to be free. She gave hope to others.