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An overview of Black History Month

An overview of Black History Month

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Black History Month is the American and Canadian celebration of African Americans’ contributions in their fight for freedom and equality. The month of February was officially recognized as Black History Month by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The origin of Black History Month started in the year 1915, h...

Celebrate Black History Month!

Selma (2014) is about the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and many others marched from Selma to Montgomery Alabama, in order to get the attention of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who ended up signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 
The movie won many awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, BET Award for Best Movie, and Academy award for Best Picture.
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Shamani Salahuddin and Sienna Phillips, Reporters

February 2, 2018

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” (Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream” speech, 1963)