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Why We Should Celebrate Black History 365

BAN Radio Live: 2009 Inauguration Parade Coverage reported by Ella Curry of EDC Creations. Meet the people who came to create change and increase unity. Live interviews with the people who traveled to DC for this defining moment in history as President Barack Obama took office. Please watch the video and answer this question as a community discussion.

Why Should we celebrate Black History 365 days a year? Why should we insist our children embrace history? We welcome all visitors! Share is this discussion and give the Gift of Knowledge.

The ladies speaking are educators from GA who were visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art with me. The book marks that they are holding were gifts from Debra Owsley of Simply Said.

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  1. I want to give the ladies a hand! They did an excellent job in summing up why our children need to learn more about Black History. What do you think? How did you feel about the video?

    Ella Curry

  2. The video of women speaking up for celebrating Black History 365 days a year echoes my sentiments. Our children's children are growing up knowing very little, if anything, about the struggles, the perseverance,and commitment that was made by my parents and our ancestors before them. I lived through much of the civil rights movement as a child, and it is something I shall never forget. However, today, our young people are not being taught the importance of standing up for what is right. They are not being taught about their history. In order for them to understand why tears flowed at seeing President Obama being sworn in as the first Black president, they need to know the road that was paved with the blood and flesh of our ancestors. We must be about teaching and informing our own 365 days a year, lest they forget that many gave their lives in order for this day and moment in time to come.

  3. Shelia you are so right! I had to make my daughter watch every single new spot. But, I wanted her to see this day and remember it, so she can tell her kids about it too!


  4. I agree with the previous comments on this subject. However, let's be objective and let's take a moment to look at this subject from an altogether different perspective.

    In the beginning there was only one race and one color. Now that there are different races and color of people we must understand that there are others races, creed and color of people whose history is as dark as ours.

    I think our descendants would not only benefit from the knowledge of the past history of our race, but I think it's important for them to know the history of humankind.

    When you put it all in a pot and boil it down, you'll see that we all, black and white, red and brown, yellow and whatever else there is have the same two ancestors.

    We can't get around that fact!

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