February is Black History Month

Black History is American history. It is time to embrace all of America’s history the good, bad and the ugly. The counter narrative that was established to keep Black Americans in “a place” has been a disservice for all Americans by ignoring history and its affects.

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Black Americans have been essential in the growth of America, even though the United States would not see them as full citizens, until 1966. It was only 56 years ago, that Black Americans got the right to vote without any barriers. Black people have had a difficult relationship with America, and have had to fight for citizenship and equal rights since they were brought to this country (Hannah-Jones, 2022). Think about that and why does this matter?

Understanding the past, hopefully will decrease and dispel the stereotypes that have plagued Black Americans for generations. The contributions of Black Americans to American culture can be seen in various areas that include but not limited to health, food, music, fashion, and industry. I invite you to take time to learn more about Black American history, and read about the stories that have not been told.

Reference

Hannah-Jones, N. (2021). The 1619 project. Penguin Random House.

Prime Video (2022). Black history, freedom & love, Master Class. Here is a link if you do not have Prime Video.

Black History, Freedom & Love – Understanding Race in America

Wilkerson, I. (2020). Caste,the origins of our discontents. Penguin Random House.

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

21 thoughts on “February is Black History Month

  1. A one-year course in Black History should be added to every public school middle school curriculum in America. Ignorance of not knowing the truth about the foundation of this nation begets ignorance in one race having a superiority complex over another race deeply rooted in the whitewashed American History taught in public schools that are also funded with Black tax dollars.

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  2. I agree with what you say: Black history is American history for sure, and understanding the past is essential for making the future better. Its been a slow, arduous process so far, for so many people, unfortunately. Thanks for the reminder that we should never forget the past but rather embrace it and do our best to understand it. We, as Americans, as humans…..must never repeat any of the disservices that have unjustly been done. Two thumbs up for your blog.

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  3. Great article! It’s important for us to embrace our history. We need to use our platforms to share the positive impact we’ve made and to celebrate black history!

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  4. Thank you for this conversation. It is my hope that all will embrace the entire history and value our rich ethnic heritage that is the foundation of America.

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  5. I agree with Dr Marilyn Crosby that Black history is American history. We are now living in an era where certain states are passing legislation, stating how Black history should be taught. So thanks Dr Crosby for this article!

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  6. This article was very refreshing and the need for enlightening as well as celebrating Black History .❤️

    On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 9:59 PM All Things Health and Wellness wrote:

    > Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN posted: ” Black History is American > history. It is time to embrace all of America’s history the good bad and > the ugly. The counter narrative that was established to keep Black > Americans in “a place” has been a disservice for all Americans by ignoring > the facts. ” >

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