Nathan Gotte, 10 years old
Black History Month
I think that Black history month is a time to celebrate, look back, and recognize all the great things African-Americans have achieved, and done to make a difference. There are several examples of this like: Martin Luther King jr. , John Lewis, James Farmer, A. Philip Randolph, Whitney Young, Rosa Parks and many, many more. They, and others like them, have gone through struggles, sacrifices, and hardships. They might have gotten hurt, they might have gotten jailed, but they kept going, THEY KEPT GOING and they fought for what was right. There are many examples of people who have done so much and sacrificed so much for equal rights from their country ( The U.S. ) and I bet you could name a few also. But, I also think of all the other Black heroes that have done great things and maybe their stories were not told, Do you know anybody like that? So, I think we now, in the month of February, celebrate all the things that our Black heroes did whether their story was told or their story was not. Also, I think we can celebrate and feel proud of their heroism and at the same time think about how to honor them in how we act and make our community more fair and equal. today. We still have more to work on.
We probably should look back and celebrate the African American Heroes not just in the month of February. Instead, we should always look back and celebrate them.
Nico Gotte, 10 years old
We celebrate Black History Month because it reminds us and teaches us what Black people did to get us here today and where we need to go. There were and are so many awesome Black people to celebrate! And even when we study during Black History Month, there are so many I still have not learned about. Three people I have learned about are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Muhammed Ali. Black History Month is important because over the years, Black people have not been treated well just because of the color of their skin. I know, this is so hideous!!! Black History Month is a great way to tell us that every human being is equal and that Black people have done important things for our country, even when society and circumstances made their progress so difficult. For example, Dr. King went to jail 29 times, got stabbed and his house was bombed. His life ended because he was murdered. Black History Month celebrates the contributions, strength and bravery of America's Black people.