Tag Archive: black americans

14
Feb

Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson noted scholar, historian, and educator, created “Negro History Week” in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Americans […]

16
Mar

When Obama Compared Slaves to Immigrants, He Got Applause; Carson Gets Called ‘Uncle Tom’

Dr. Ben Carson, in a speech before employees of Housing and Urban Development, the department he now runs, likened slaves to “immigrants”: “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here […]

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