As Susan Anderson wrote earlier at The Loop21.com, Black History Month is "for Americans to learn what had been left out of their history textbooks and newspapers concerning African Americans." That should still be the goal, but we should reach even beyond that.
In order for it to tangibly benefit the Black community, I propose that every Black History Month activity compel participants to engage in dialogue designed to improve the Black community. Education and civic engagement must be the vital core of Black History Month.
Read the rest at The Loop.