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Black History Month

February brings the return of Black History month Black history is real history every day of the week, So, I react with an “it’s a long coming” harumph! Important roles of Blacks have been a hide and seek It’s a cryin’ shame we must now denote “special” days For Black history is “real” history every day of the week. Learning important roles of Blacks will always amaze Every day in American history, Black people excelled, It’s a cryin’ shame we must now denote special days. In school, Black achievements were routinely quelled We were not taught their innumerable accomplishments, Every day in American history, Black people excelled. Black people are long overdue for acknowledgments For their inestimable, incredible contributions to our lives, We were not taught their invaluable accomplishments. All lives matter in the grand scheme of history’s archives Every day we must honor people of all races and creeds For their inestimable, incredible contributions to our lives.
Written January 29, 2022

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Date: 1/30/2022 3:51:00 AM
Sadly even today we see prejudice and hatred aimed at minority groups of every religion and colour. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/30/2022 8:43:00 AM
Yes, we do, Tom, and it's a real shame in what we think of as an enlightened society.
Date: 1/30/2022 1:52:00 AM
Loved this one "In school, Black achievements were routinely quelled We were not taught their innumerable accomplishments, Every day in American history, Black people excelled." Women wanted blacks and women to be included in history books. They now have a tiny paragraph about blacks and women at the end of each chapter about the great white men.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/30/2022 8:56:00 AM
It's just insane, Caren. So many great minority leaders who made substantive change in our society are completely omitted from history because of their race! It's terrible, in my opinion. The only Black I ever learned about in elementary school was George Washington Carver.