GA Leaders Say Black History is More Than Just a Month-Long Celebration

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Though today (2/28) is the last day of National Black History month, historians say it is important to remember the past everyday of the year because it holds valuable lessons for the future.

Thomasville Black History Museum curator Jack Hadley says the goal of his work is to keep Black History alive, so future generations can understand where they came from.

Says Hadley, "So much of the Black history has been lost, or trashed -- whether it's artifacts, or whether it's history -- and people have not really put a focus on it. So, I think it's important that we do it on a daily basis, a yearly basis, and not just one month."

Thomasville is hometown to a few famous African-Americans, including Lieutenant Henry Flipper, who was the first black to graduate from West Point in 1877.

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  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Mar 1, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    The GA Leaders are right. Black History is More Than Just a Month-Long Celebration. I read or watch the celebrating of their heritage in news reports everyday of the year.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    What month is White History Month? When are my kids going to have to do a report in school on how Asians have contributed to the success of the US? When do we celebrate the great American Indians? How about great Irish Americans? Hmmmm?
  • by sure it ist Location: the holly south on Feb 28, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    i dont know about the rest of you but i celebrate 365 days a year. it is my duty as an american from the south.
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