I think it’s best to view a great website I found this dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Woodson, and the link is as follows: click here
I have been on a personal campaign to get my friends who make decisions about buying history books for major urban cities in America to stop purchasing books that don’t include Blacks in American history. These municipalities spend millions of dollars every year on history books that promote racism, and propaganda that diminishes the accomplishments of people of African descent.
Allow me to give you an example, it is taught in the American school system that Egypt is in the Middle East. The truth is Egypt is on the continent of Africa and therefore the Egyptians were Africans and their advanced civilization which the Romans, and Greeks stole for the for themselves is not discussed. When we see pictures of Egyptians, they have light-skinned Arab features, the pharaohs were Negroid people by features. If anyone cares to debate this from a very esteemed British Egyptologists who proclaimed about the argument “I know there is a debate about the skin color of the pharaohs, let me phrase it this way, if the pharaohs set at a lunch counter in the American South in the 1950s, they probably would not have been served”. That kind of sums it up they were people of the Negroid race, per their skeletons and DNA.
When we think about American history and the founding of the country, it is often overlooked that Crispus Attucks was the first person killed in the American Revolution. That’s an accepted fact is was about contribution rates by historians and will documented. Crispus Attucks, was a black whaler, who lead the confrontation with the British soldiers in Boston and Bunker Hill.
As a boy I was a serious history buff, and I often thought how would I have felt sitting in class through elementary and high school discussing the American Revolution, knowing that a black man had been the first person to die for freedom. I attended predominantly white schools most of my education, and was often confronted with the ignorance of my teachers’, professors, and classmates about the contribution of the Negro in the building, prosperity, and security of America. It would’ve made me very proud as a young black boy sitting in class to have someone who look like me to be a real American hero.
I was so moved by the history I discovered while attending The University of Michigan that I wrote a term paper that was over 45 pages long and the premise was “if the black military man had not shown such bravery valor and loyalty on the battlefields, Blacks would never have attained full citizenship during the civil rights movement. In recent years I remember reading about and watching a PBS documentary on George HW Bush. Bush asked his audience, "How would you feel about a black American veteran of Vietnam returning home, only to be denied the freedom that we, as white Americans, enjoyed? Somehow it seems fundamental that a man should not have a door slammed in his face because he is a Negro or speaks with a Latin American accent." As President George H.W. Bush, was a strong proponent of racial justice, very quietly making major progress for Blacks in government, business and society.
I can continue on about Negro history month and the importance of the month which has been diminished by race baiters, liberals, and the victimization industry types like Jesse Jackson Senior, and Al Sharpton to name a few. It is time to in the practice of having a separate month for black history, or Negro history, or African history.
Our children and adults need to learn one history, American history! Because black history is truly American history.