Word-On-The-Street: Why do you think it’s important to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans during Black History Month?

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Ti’Anna Foxworth

19

Political Science

Sophomore

Monticello, Mississippi

 

I think it’s extremely important because they paved the way for the younger generation.

 

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Ashely Stewart

21

Biology Health Science

Junior

Jackson, Mississippi

 

The main reason I would celebrate Black History Month is because I’m blessed that I didn’t have to go through segregation and I can appreciate what my forefathers went through to pave the way for me.

 

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Tyesha Liggins

19

Nursing

Freshman

Mobile, Alabama

 

I think it is very important because in the past African Americans went through so much for future generations to have freedom and rights that they were not able to have back then. We (Today’s generation) are so blessed.

 

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Rakiya McBride

20

Biology Pre Med

Sophomore

Gulfport, Mississippi

 

It is important to me because I did not have to go through the struggle our people had to go through in order to survive.

 

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Jackie Igbokwe

21

Education

Freshman

Nigeria/Houston, Texas

 

We need to celebrate Black History Month because our generation now is unaware of what happened in the past so for us to celebrate it gives them an idea of what happened and how they paved the way.

Jilisa Benton is a senior Mass Communications major. She will be a staff writer for The Campus Chronicle for the 2015-2016 school year.

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