What Does Black History Month Mean to You? Volume Two

February 9, 2016
“Black History Month means a lot to me. It makes me feel good and very important that so many people sacrifice their lives to let me be where I am and who I am today. Black History Month reminds me that my people are great and have made a mark on the world in areas such as science, technology, education, business, sports, and law. I hope one day I will make history and become a person that people remember during Black History Month.” – Seth T., The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, 5th grade

“Black History Month is an important month to celebrate African Americans that have had a huge impact on history. We celebrate this to not only inform, but also acknowledge and give respect to those who influenced history in some way. It is an important month that recognizes the roles of African Americans in U.S. History.” Tadajah L., Maryvale Preparatory School, 11th Grade

“Black History Month means to me that this is time to respect and reflect on our ancestors and famous people that have made a huge difference in the world today. It is a time where we can talk to close friends, parents, family, even teachers, and discuss how everyone feels about how they got to where they are today.” Amber C., Garrison Forest School, 7th Grade