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Black History Month needs more recognition

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Black History Month is in February of every year. It is a month to celebrate and recognize achievements by African Americans. Carter G. Woodson is named “the Father of Black History,” he first set out in 1926 to designate a time to promote, and educate people about Black history and culture.

Worldwide, Black History Month talks about Black people and their contributions through activities such as museum exhibits and movies, and by encouraging the study of achievements by African Americans year-round. Locally, I believe that Black History month is not recognized enough. Many local citizens don’t know that it is Black History Month. I think it is overlooked and barely celebrated at all. There are many museums in different cities across the world that have many things that represent Black History Month all over them.

To celebrate Black History Month locally and worldwide I believe that there are many ways it can be celebrated more or better. I think in our own town students should be taught more about Black History Month and everything about it. A lot of students here don’t have much knowledge of it and I believe that they should. Some places in our world today celebrate it a lot and some barely at all. To look for examples how it could be celebrated more take a look at how Nashville, Chicago, Illinois, and many other places celebrate Black History Month.

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Mackenzie Ricketts
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Mackenzie Ricketts is a 9th grade student. She is a competitive dancer and a track & field athlete. When she's not at dance or track she enjoys spending time with friends, baking, sleeping, or shopping.