What are your schools teaching during Black-History month? You may be surprised to learn that many schools have not taken Black-History as a challenge to explore different ideas, people, and aspects of history. Many have failed by teaching only the minimum required. Today's youth are missing a huge opportunity to understand Black-History so that the lessons learned can be applied to the present.
Rosa Parks, the "Mother of The Civil Rights Movement", is one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. In December, 1955, she was tired from a long day of work. Under other circumstances, she would have probably given up her seat with no complaints. But this time Parks was upset and tired of the treatment the African-Americans were receiving every day from racism, segregation, and the Jim Crow laws in effect at that time. The bus driver had her arrested, and she was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance. Parks' act started a citywide boycott of the bus system by African-Americans that lasted for more than a year. As a result of the Montgomery bus boycott in November of 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on transportation is unconstitutional.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Januar