Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I'm Quoted in ABC News Black History Month Article

I'm briefly quoted in an article over at ABC News about Black history month.

Black History Month: Does It Fuel Racism?

Black History Month has its roots in 1926, when historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson launched Negro History Week to bring attention to the contributions of black people to American history.

He chose the second week of February to recognize black history because it marked the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Negro History Week ultimately became Black History Month. Woodson had hoped, however, that one day the need to have a special recognition of black history would be eliminated and that black history would be fully recognized as fundamental to American history.

Just a heads-up.