Malcolm X was a major figure of the Civil Rights Movement who promoted Black nationalism, self-defense, and liberation before his assassination in 1965. His life, legacy, and death are still remembered more than 50 years later.
The deaths of Black women and girls are often missing from the headlines, despite routinely being victims of violence. Bias stereotypes and racial disparities in the media coverage further victimize Black women and girls by tarnishing their names and repetitions, hindering justice.
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Civil Rghts champion Archbishop Tutu's support for truth and reconciliation initiatives helped the people of South Africa begin healing from apartheid.
Black History Month is more than reading about the Black achievements, stories, people, and movements that shaped the U.S. It's essential to take these readings and teachings and put them into action.
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been whitewashed and gentrified. To honor him, we must remember him in his entirety and not just what's been deemed "appropriate."