As February draws to a close, we leave Black History Month behind, moving on to Women’s HIstory Month and then another month and another. While many will continue to promote the importance and impact of Black History and Black Resistance, many (more, most likely) will move on from Black History month and stop thinking about it - until a moment in the news re-captures our attention or next February. It’s cyclical. It happens every year and is true of many other national months, as well.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Black History is American History and should be a part of every conversation, lesson plan and celebration of our nation’s past, future and present. It should inform how we view past and present events - both good and bad. Black History shouldn't be relegated to one month but interwoven into all 12. And yes, in some ways, that is already happening. However, there is still much more room for improvement.
Be a part of the change.