February is Black History Month! Though I believe in celebrating our history, from all races at any time of the year, Black History has become an integral part of American history. The contributions of our ancestors helped to build this country, served as a consistent moral voice, and pushed this country to be far better.
PBS is offering several videos, talks, and transcripts on black history, from John F.Kennedy's 1963 civil rights speech to the election of the first black President Obama today.
“It is as old as the Scriptures and is as clear as the American constitution. The heart of the question is…whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. If an American, because his skin is dark... cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?” John F. Kennedy - June 11, 1963 Civil Rights Address