A Call for more Education during Black History

Black History, Editorials


Civll Rights: On February 1, 1960 these NC A&T freshmen staged the first sit-in in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. This statue commemorates them at the University.

When I hear an African American child say with a matter-of-fact tone that Martin Luther King Jr. freed the slaves, I can’t help clutch my heart with distress.  The ignorance of black history is disheartening.  However, hearing from our own youth is downright painful.  I can only imagine that this lack of knowledge stems from the fact that we, as a community, have just become lazy with our teachings.