Black History Month Research Paper

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Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebrations of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans. U.S. Black History Month also plays an essential role in strengthening the bond between African Americans and other races in America. One African American who is was very good at pointing out these achievements and hardships Is Langston Hughes. “Every year in February, Americans are encouraged to reflect on black history in a practice that has been called BHM”(Page 2, Van De Mieroop). Black History Month is a time for all Americans to reflect on the hardships, triumphs, and accomplishments African Americans have endured/done in America. Many African Americans have contributed to this month giving us more to celebrate one African American in particular is …show more content…
In the early 1900’s African Americans although no longer slaves they were still a very oppressed race. Many of his poems were written about this oppression, One poem in particular, Let America Be America Again, has a part that goes “Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain, Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain, Must bring back our mighty dream again.”( Hughes, Let America Be America Again). Basically he's saying all these minorities including African Americans Are the base on which America was founded, they put in the hard. This is Langston Hughes expressing his beliefs on how African Americans are treated and him point out hardships African Americans have faced. Black History Month has a deep history beginning in the 1920’s.
Originally Black History Month was just a week, but eventually transitioned into what it is now. The month of February was chosen as the month for all this to take place because it is the month of Abraham lincoln's birthday and Frederick Douglass's Birthday. This month is dedicated to the celebration of blacks and the history of them as a