Students Share What Black History Month Means to Them
February 14, 2023
During February, Americans celebrate the struggles and achievements of Black Americans, hence why the month is known as Black History Month. Black History Month is a month set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the Black Americans who fought for the freedom and rights of their people. We asked students of Lotus what Black history month means to them, and here are their responses.
Black history month means a lot to me. Black history month being celebrated makes me feel included and respected. It also makes me feel proud of how far the Black community has come.
— Winta Gebru (junior)
Black history month means to take pride in my race and it makes me feel connected to my community.
— Sundus Osman (junior)
Black history month is a special month to celebrate Black people, our similarities, and our accomplishments. — Amira Hussein (junior)
Black history month is a special month to celebrate Black people, our similarities, and our accomplishments.
— Amira Hussein (junior)
Black history month is a month not only to represent historic Black people, but also to set aside ethnicity and show diversity for what it is in the future.
— Daggim Desta (senior)
Black history month means for Black people to get more recognition, and for more history to be learned about them.
— Janet Bajikijay (sophomore)
Black history month represents the celebration of the struggles of my ancestors to get their freedom.
— Gabriella Amponsah (sophomore)
Black history month is a celebration of the freedom from slavery by important black people like Harriet Tubman.
— Kilubh Sisay (8th grade)
During Black History Month, all Black Americans, despite ethnicity, come together to celebrate the hardships of their ancestors.