Word-On-The-Street: Do you think that Black History Month is still relevant?

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james

Aireyonna James

19

Biology

Freshman

Crystal Springs, Mississippi

 

Black History Month is still relevant because our history is still important and it is vital that we pass our experiences and knowledge on to the next generation so that they won’t make the same mistakes the we (the prior generation) did.

 

DeVante Palemia

DeVante Palemia

18

Pre-Nursing

Freshman

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Yes, I do still believe that Black History Month is relevant. It is still a tool used in schools to educate children on their history though I do believe that we are slowly transitioning from it. People are slowly becoming more socially aware and beginning to realize that a month shouldn’t be celebrated, but everyday of our lives should be.

 

ms. Burnett

Keonia Burnett

20

Nursing

Sophomore

Memphis, Tennessee

 

Yes, because it is a month that is set aside for African Americans to honor other African Americans from the past and present on their achievements.

 

jamee' smith

Jamee’ Smith

21

Business Administration

Junior

Vicksburg, Mississippi

 

No, I don’t think Black History Month is relevant anymore simply because we only celebrate it for one month instead of every day. Black History is something that should be glorified continuously throughout the year because there’s no way that you can showcase everything African Americans have contributed to this country in 29 days.

 

Tyanna

Tyanna Liggett

18

Mass Communications

Freshman

Chicago, Illinois

 

I think Black History is very relevant because if you don’t know where you come from, you can’t possibly know where you’re going. If we don’t educate ourselves on our own history, who will?

 

 

 

A'Leaka Brown is a Graduating Senior Broadcast/Mass Communications major here at Alcorn State University. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2017-2018 school year.

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