Black History Month celebrates important contributions


Rowland Scherman, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain,

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of many whose contributions to American society are celebrated during Black History month. (Photo credit: Robert Sherman/U.S. National Archives via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license.

During Black History Month, we celebrate the many great achievement of African Americans throughout history. Being a person of color makes it harder for people to succeed and break through social barriers.  That is why we must show that we support those who do great things but don’t get the recognition they deserve.

There are many great achievements made by African Americans. Mae C. Jemison was the first black woman to go to space. Jackie Robinson broke down the social barrier by being the first black player in the Major League Baseball. Martin Luther King, who fought for equality. We need to keep fighting for that equality. With all that happen over the last year, it is important to show that we can show that we can come and support and celebrated anyone no matter what color their skin is.

The Roots Club at Mount Carmel has been posing trivia questions during morning announcement. The questions are used to spread light on lesser known accomplishment made by African American. The questions are asked the day before the answer is given. This give students a chance to do research on the person in question. this will lead into having a better knowledge of that person but could also lead to discover of other people’s accomplish.

It’s only a small step in the right direction, but it is progress. I hope that eventually we will not need a Black history month, because everyone is looked, celebrated, and treated the same. This is the future I hope I’m able to see with my own eyes.