When I first heard about Black History Month, I thought it was a little like your birthday in that, if you were black, everyone had to be a little nicer to you because of it. As it turns out…no. But it’s still a great time to educate yourself or your kids about what really is a huge part of our nation’s history. Here are a few interesting black history-related links you might like.
- This column from TheRoot asks if black history month is still necessary.
- Not so much for the kiddies (but not that bad, either) these photos of vintage black burlesque dancers on Ebony.com are amazing.
- The Huffington Post did an article on a Detroit teacher who has an interesting way of spreading the word about black history.
- African American History Month.gov and PBS.org have lots of great information on black history
And, in sad news, we lost an important piece of black history with the death of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. Did you know that Soul Train has an active website? I didn’t. Here it is.