Revisiting Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States during February. Black history month is also known as African-American History Month. 

Black history month is a month to remember all those important African-American people in history that have fought for their rights as US citizens. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for his rights. He is remembered for his, “I have a dream” speech. 

Rosa Parks fought for her rights too. One day she came home on a bus from a long day of work when she had to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. Parks refused to give up her seat. 

Do you know about Ruby Bridges? She also fought for her rights when she got chosen to go to a white school. Bridges was not welcomed, but she kept going to school. 

This month, look in your school library, local library or online for African-Americans who made a difference and changed the history of our nation.

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