Who Has The Remote? Salutes Black History Month

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WhoHasTheRemote.com honors Black History Month with a look at events like the Crocker Art Museum’s Black History Month celebration that educate children on the achievements of noted African Americans.

WhoHasTheRemote.com believes that all American children should learn about the people and events that have made the U.S. thrive as a nation. In honor of Black History Month, the site draws its focus on the achievements of African Americans in the realms of science, sports, politics, and popular entertainment. As reported in this week’s Sacramento Bee, kids are being educated in black history during February with paper-doll making workshops at the Crocker Art Museum.

As the nation enters its second term under its first black president, it is hard for younger generations to even conceive the plight that African Americans endured during earlier centuries. Sixty years ago, segregation persisted throughout much of the Deep South as radio and television primarily consisted of white entertainers. Today, African Americans thrive in every field of public distinction, from NBC to the NBA and from the Billboard charts to the box office.

For younger generations of all colors and ethnic groups, it is important to learn about the progress that America has made over the last 237 years. For younger African Americans, emphasis should be placed on the positives of black achievement over the horrors of slavery and segregation. From the mobilizing efforts of Frederick Douglass during the 1800s to the accolades of modern-day luminaries like Michael Jordan, Wesley Snipes, and Beyonce, the nation has indeed come full circle in its embrace of cultural diversity.

Black History Month is also being celebrated across various mediums of home entertainment. Throughout February, programs dealing with African American achievements in popular films and songs are airing on cable and basic television. Families that take up satellite tv offers have even more opportunities to explore this history with documentaries on jazz, blues, and Motown.

WhoHasTheRemote.com believes that all aspects of American history should be taught to the younger generations of this nation, with an emphasis on progress and achievement over injustice and evil.

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WhoHasTheRemote.com examines educational opportunities around the country, from workshops and exhibits to special activities that parents and children can do together at home.

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