Black History Month | February 1937 Gee’s Bend, Alabama

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February 1937. Gee's Bend, Alabama

 

As I listen to the GOP bash President Obama accomplishments while serving public office. It is alleged that folks just started living in poverty? Which is so far from the truth. Folks have been living in impoverished situations since slavery. Descendants of former slaves of the Pettway Plantation. They are still living under primitive conditions there. Meat in sacks hangs from tree limbs to be cured.

 

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Photo: Delores Randall, August 2009, Trevose, PA

As I study the photograph “February 1937. Gee’s Bend, Alabama”. I think back to my own childhood humble beginnings. My family experience very poor conditions but at the end of the day. It was part of the African American struggle during that era.

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Now looking back at my own black history experience. We were the next generation that got by on the backs of our ancestors. It’s Black History Month, Again?  I am black history. Henceforth, there are some folks that believe Black History month should simply go away. Dude proclaims Black History Month is a blessing or curse? The movie “More Than a Month”, is made by and follows Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American, as he travels around various cities attempting to get signatures on a petition to end black history month.

In his last book, “Where Do We Go From Here,” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for him.” I don’t think Black History Month is what he had in mind.

 

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