Black History Quote of the Day: “I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history”

Cathy the Bagg Lady:

Leave it to Mr. Freeman to be so matter-of-fact. I agree with him but there is still way too much racial crap in the U.S. (as well as around the world). I think it is important for writers and those of influence to be strong and honor Black History Month with its due respect.

That being said, I want my ethnic representation to be changed from Caucasian to European-American. My family came to this country in the mid-1940’s. Why not? I deserve to be honored for my heritage too. Right?

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Morgan Freeman
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How The ‘Peanuts’ Comic Strip Got Its 1st Black Character

Cathy the Bagg Lady:

This is an inspiring story. I wanted to share it with you, my followers! I am very fond of The Charlie Brown Gang!

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It was April of 1968, and the United States was in the grip of racial turmoil such as it had seldom seen before. On April 4, Dr. Martin Luther King was shot as he stood on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In response, riots had broken out in more than a hundred American cities. The outlook for racial harmony in the country looked bleak.

But some important positive events were taking place that month as well. On April 11, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which made housing discrimination based on race unlawful. And on April 15, a white Los Angeles schoolteacher, the mother of three, sat down to write a letter to a cartoonist.
A suburban schoolteacher tries to improve race relations.

That schoolteacher, Harriet Glickman, was disturbed by the racial upheaval that was shaking the country, and wanted to…

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