WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 — “Negro History Week” made its American debut almost 90 years ago, in 1926, as the second week in February. Black historian Carter G. Woodson created it with the clear purpose of highlighting the achievement and accomplishment of black Americans. At the same time stressed that the holiday should be eliminated when “black history became fundamental to American history.”
Nearly a century later we need to ask: Is Black History Month still relevant?
Joining us in the conversation on Freedom’s Gate will be guests Lonnie Poindexter, national civil rights leader and celebrated host of the Freedom’s Journal Radio show; William T. Green, President of the Ohio Chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Chairman of the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Commission; and Marc T. Little, accomplished California lawyer, entrepreneur, and business leader who heads the public-private coalition Inglewood Partners for Progress.
We will also be discussing what needs to be done to encourage the black community to rise up and fight against black on black crime and save urban America. Can it be done, and where are the neighborhood heroes?
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