I’m going to talk about a topic that I love, the Black History Month. Officially, February is the month in which people in the USA, celebrates the Black History of their country.
The origin of this celebration is in the year 1915, when the Association for the study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), known today as the Association for the study of African American Life and History (ASALH), decided to sponsor a Negro History week, choosing the second week of February. It coincides with Abraham Lincoln's and Frederick Douglass', an anti-slavery activist, death. Nowadays, the White House has decided to celebrate the history of Black people, one month.
In this month, the students in school, learn more about the history of black people. At the beginning they came to America like slaves, but now they are present in the society and in their country too. They study great figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or Malcolm X, the leader of the black power movement, that helps the black man to achieve his freedom. This celebration is a second birthday for many people, because they can know the past of their people, and understand the situation that the Negroes have in the country now.
The American society changes every day. For me, the best Black History Month, was when Obama entered in the White House, and became the first African American president of the USA. Obama showed to the world that the black man is in the same level as the white man. He pretends to break barriers and make easy the future of Negroes. I love this month, for me it is a second birthday, too. I’m proud to be black!
Aaron S. P.
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