By Team BLAM
Say what? All African Americans don’t support Black History Month? Yup, and guess what? Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman made a film about it. Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan from PBS reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the idea of dedicating a special month to black history.
To watch a trailer for Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s film More Than A Month, go to: http://www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month
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