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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