Why is the black history month celebration fixed in February(cold winter) in America?

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      Ed NEd N
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      Ed NEdewor

      Man wants to take credit for a fellow human freedom. In the first place, he synthesized slavery that is against any religion principle. Evidentially, the practitioners of slavery who made humongous profit from the inhumane trade are “christians.” What a paradox!

      Religiously, it is ominous and a sin of a huge numeral to sell and treat a fellow human being as a property. Sometimes, I ask if God is around us all the time? Now, the blacks are free and the month of February is assigned to them to celebrate their freedom. Why February? This is one of the coldest month of the year in the United States of America. Was this intentional or it just happened?

      Factually, bad behavior is encoded in human DNA, this is passed on from generation to generation. If June or July was selected as black history month, would the celebration be too explosive and get on the slave owners progeny’s nerve. It could be right or wrong, this is provocative debate platform and you welcome to express you opinions. http://Www.provocativedebate.com.

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      Okpako NanaOkpaks nana

      The era of slavery, brutal years leading to civil war, reconstruction, civil rights movement, equal rights and job discrimination have come and gone. For hundreds of years, Africa -Americans have contributed significantly to the establishment and improvement of the United States. Every February, Americans commemorate Black history month by recognizing and celebrating the men and women who sacrificed their lives to stand up to injustices or who were able to achieve great things against all odds.

      Black History Month is important to American culture because it honours their history and educates all Americans on the struggles many people had to endure. In addition, it was created in the 1970s to encourage Americans to reflect upon the many contributions made by, such as Lewis Layover, who invented the carbon filament in the light bulb; Garrett Morgan, who invented the first traffic signal and the gas mask; and Sidney poitier, the first African -American to win an Academy Award.

      Furthermore, racism, injustice, job discrimination and social stratification is innate. Therefore, those who promotes these ideologies have handed over the batons to their generations. The choice of February for the marking of Black History Month is questionable, considering the fact that, it’s a very cold period is an attempt to ridicule the purpose of the celebration. Why did the authority didn’t choose a friendly season? But rather chose a season that will restrict the participation of more African -Americans. Sincerely, I don’t think the believers of those callous and  irrational ideologies will be comfortable, if the authority decided to choose summer for the event.

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      Fejiro AghaJaeden

      I don’t think it being set in February had to do with a subtle diss or had any undertone message. The black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” a label applied by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Woodson was bothered by the fact that many textbooks and other historical reviews minimized or ignored the contributions of black figures.Woodson earmarked the second week in February to raise awareness of these stories.Woodson chose that week specificallybecause it covered the birthdays of Frederick Douglass (February 14) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12).

      Now I’m not black American and neither have I celebrated it, but I think it’s just their own way of remembering how far we’ve fought out way through in history and how far we’ve come from where we began. The culture and the heroes are immortalized and engraved in the hearts of those who have benefited and are still benefiting from the blood and sweat shed for the emancipation of a people

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