Celebrate Black History Month

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It doesn't matter whether you're black or white... February is an important month as it marks Black History Month. It's the ideal time to teach your children about the many contributions of African-Americans throughout history. Originally, Black History Month was limited to just one week called Negro History Week, but that all changed in 1976 when it was expanded to a month-long celebration. Because racism is still alive and well even today, it's important to teach your children about the relevance of Black History Month. Although it's likely to be a focal point in school, you can also do your part in the home. For starters, discuss important figures such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and other activists who fought for the civil rights of African-Americans. Some of the things you can do to educate your children is watch movies and television programs about black history.