The Importance of Black History Month

Erin Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Black History month is an annual commemoration, in which we celebrate the achievements of African Americans. During the month of February, the U.S and other countries acknowledge the significance of events, in which they were involved in throughout our history. In addition, we recognize the monumental effects of their actions and how they have shaped our country in a positive way. During Black History month, we take the time to reflect upon the social, economic and political advances of the African American culture. Those who are commemorated in Black History month are recognized because they stood up for change and fought for everyone’s civil rights. Black History Month also recognizes the impacts of their actions and how it continues to affect our community and society.

Many African American people are honored and admired for their hard work and accomplishments in recent or past years. People like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Emmett Till, and Harriet Tubman.  And arguably the most influential, Martin Luther King Jr. These people fought against inhumane and unfair treatment, they improved many conditions for African Americans in the US. Not only did they accomplish this, but they were able to embrace equal  justice for everyone.

Black History month works to preserve and honor the many achievements of African American advocates. Also, it works to educate people around the world about the contributions made by black men and women throughout our history. These contributions by such advocates include a numerous amount of encounters with the law, in which they did not put any importance towards the legal consequences, in order to accomplish their goals. Black History Month spreads awareness and appreciation for their contributions. The political activists in our history are now persuading others to fight for what they believe in because anything is possible if you set your mind to it. It is important that we educate ourselves about the history involving African Americans in the U.S.