USA. Alabama. Selma. 1965. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., a group of civil rights demonstrators march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for black sufferage.
The National Urban League Wire – In 40+ years since President Gerald Ford officially declared February Black History Month, we’ve seen remarkable progress in racial justice, and also heartbreaking setbacks.
There are some in our community who feel Black History Month is unnecessary — and their essential point is valid: Black history is American history, and its teaching should not be relegated to one month per year. But that isn’t the point of Black History Month.
Racial disparity won’t disappear if we simply ignore it. Justice will not be achieved unless we actively seek it out. Black History Month not only serves as a reminder of what our forbearers have achieved, but as an inspiration for the journey that remains before us.