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February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the past struggles of black people and embrace their accomplishments. Black History Month is about family, heritage and culture. Many people get an opportunity to express themselves. This is a time where African Americans can finally see that it is all about them and that all of the pain we went through is over. God is graceful and faithful because he was there during black people’s time of need, trouble and comfort.

There are people who made a change in our lives today. For example, Dr. King’s dream and life purpose was to have black people treated fairly and have equal rights. Dred Scott was famous for being the first African American to challenge slavery in court. Jupiter Hammon was the first African American slave to have his literature published. All of these leaders and role models helped us to realize how important black history is to a lot of people and how our history affected our lives today. This is Black History Month and it is here now.

Thank you and God bless you all.