Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Doing Black History Month

The Root, the African-American online magazine, has been hosting a debate about whether Black History Month is still useful and needed... now that Obama is president and all.

I'm rarely sure how best to respond to Black History Month on this blog, other than keeping an eye out for engaging history coming out of it. And here's one -- Miss Pollock's online Black History Month assignment for her Grade 7-8 history class in Ottawa.

Strikes me her list and links make a pretty terrific basepoint anyone interested in the African-Canadian experience could start working from, and good historical work ought to come out of it. If it takes a designated month to spark things like this, that's a pretty good case for it. Go, class! (Thanks for the messages, too.)
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