I remember the first time I wrote and published a piece for a newspaper declaring myself a feminist. I received a message from a black man who couldn’t believe that a black woman would dare associate herself with a movement that was spearheaded by “racist, wealthy white women.”
Eighty-seven years ago Dr. Carter G. Woodson created what at the time was called “Negro History Week”. The second week of February coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and was meant to recognize the contributions of African-Americans. Now, it’s Black History month, but some question why — in 2013 — it’s necessary.