I, Too, Remember Emmett Till #BlackHistoryMonth

I close this Black History Month with a long quote by the late Sen. John Lewis. His words have stirred my own memories of Emmett Till. Emmett Till became my generation’s poster boy to accompany our parents’ lectures on what could happen to black children who misbehaved while on summer vacation to our Southern relatives. […]

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February Celebrates African American History Month

African American History Month was first proposed by black educators and students of the Black United Students Organization at Kent State University¬†in February, 1969. Originally named Black History Month, the first actual celebration took place at Kent State the following year. It lasted from January 2 to February 28, 1970. Six years later, Black History […]

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