Friday Debate: Black History Month

Friday Deabte

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:


Black History Month is a U.S. month-long celebration that recognizes the great works African-Americans contributed to the history of the country.

But there have recently been calls to celebrate Black History every day in the classrooms, instead of a just a month-long celebration. I am all for that. I don’t think I learned enough about Black History in school. However, that same ideology cannot only be applied to Black History Month. If you want to teach Black History every day, the same goes for the other nationally recognized months: Women’s History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Pride Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and etc. If you want one history to be included, then all histories have to be included.

So for this week’s Friday Debate, I am asking these two questions:

Please post any comments you have in the section below.


Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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