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I was just thinking...Why Black History? Dr. Keita Kenyatta speaks!

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Do we need black history month?

 In our current phase of acknowledgment and celebration of Black History Month, the focus has been almost exclusively on the African experience in America since slavery.  This period represents a small dot on the timeline of African history.  It is to our benefit and edification, not only for ours but all future generations, to widen our perspective and embrace the full breadth of our experience on this planet, and drink from the entire Tree of Knowledge that our ancestors have cultivated.  This would include the contributions by Africans in science, astronomy, spirituality/religion, architecture, medicine, agriculture, literature, mathematics, government, art, music, etc.  To do less would not honor the wishes of our noted historians who have worked tirelessly to uncover this glorious past. Included among this cloud of witnesses would have to be Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month.