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what is black history?
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What is it about black history and black history month?
by Wellesley February 21, 2011
...a very simple question, but perhaps a very deep one as well.
Without hesitating, I will direct you to an address by Marcia Forbes to the students of Spanish Town high school earlier this month.
These was the opening sentences:The idea of Black History Month came about as one way of remembering the journeys of African peoples away from their continent to other lands far away. In remembering this, we honour their struggles and successes.
Since 1976, now 35 years ago, Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States of America (USA), Canada and the United Kingdom (UK). The UK is also called Great Britain and is made up of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
So, we see that Black History Month is celebrated in many other places apart from Jamaica. In the USA they mainly call it African-American History Month.
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