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Teaching Is Black History Month still important?

Is Black History Month still important?

While some have decried Black History Month as taking place during the shortest month of the year, the celebration has in fact come a long way since its creator, historian Carter G. Woodson, worked with the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to announce the second week of February as being, in the terminology of its time, 'Negro History Week.'\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Black History Month: Why Celebrate? (Text 2)</u> -- This article is part of a Knowledge Set exploring reasons for celebrating Black History Month and the impact the Civil Rights Movement continues to have on social activism today. Over 40 years after its inception in 1976, some question whether it is still nece

Eddie Chambers
Dallas Morning News

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Is Black History Month still important?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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