Teaching Black History
February is Black History Month, a nationally recognized tradition that began in 1926. Schools throughout the country incorporate lessons of black history in their curriculums during the month of February, but there has been some question as to why black history isn't focused on year-round. Today we'll discuss how young people are taught African American history and if the idea of a Black History Month may be outdated.
- Michael H. Cottman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, "Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy"
- Kaye Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies, Loyola University Maryland
- Todd Walker, Director of the Columbus Africentric Early College, Columbus City Schools