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That Time Carter G. Woodson Hired Langston Hughes For His 1st Real Job

The Root | Todd Streven Burroughs | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

This year is the 100th anniversary of what is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization founded ...

Let's Get Rid of Black History Month

Joel Christian Gill | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Joel Christian Gill

Black people epitomize the rags to riches, bootstrap mentality that is the American mythos. In a few generations, black people went from property to politicians, professors, doctors and lawyers. So, why would we celebrate this group of people for a mere 28 (or sometimes 29) days a year?

Champion of African American History: Carter G. Woodson

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices
Valerie Jarrett

Woodson taught us that, "those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history."

A Continuing Portrait of Inequality: The Black Child in Today's America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Black history is American history. I hope this Black History Month is not just about our history but about our obligation to protect our children and move our nation forward in our multiracial world.

Love in the Stacks: Some Thoughts on Black History Month

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 04.06.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Years before Google and YouTube, E 185 was my search engine, and sitting on the floor in that space, Black History Month was indeed every month, everyday.

Who Started Black History Month?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Black History Month is almost over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop paying attention to African-American history. One part of that history ...