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Celebrating Black History

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February is nationally known as Black History Month.  It is a time specifically set aside to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans.  There's no doubt in my mind that this year many Black History celebrations will center on our first African-American President, Barack Obama.  Parents, schools, and churches will mention and celebrate his historic election and inauguration, and rightfully so.  It is a great privilege to be able to witness a moment in history that the entire world paused to notice. 

            Yet it is important that parents, schools, churches, and other social organizations don't get so caught up in celebrating this moment in history that those who made the moment possible are forgotten.  The sacrifices and achievements of individuals such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Garret A. Morgan, Medgar Evers, and Rosa Parks should still be talked about and taught to children.  They should be highlighted and emphasized because without them, there would be no President Obama.

            ABC Elementary School is celebrating the achievements of African-Americans in many ways this month.  How are you celebrating?

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