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He Would End Black History Month
The Root ^ | February 17, 2012 | Anthonia Akathunde

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:37:18 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

It's an inevitable question as Jan. 31 rolls into Feb. 1: Do Americans still need to celebrate Black History Month? For a black person, questioning the tradition's existence may sometimes be considered akin to turning in your black card, jokes filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman in his new documentary, More Than a Month.

The film follows Tilghman, now 32, as he takes a yearlong cross-country trip in February 2010 on a one-man mission to end Black History Month, a concept that he finds puts black history in a 28- (or 29-) day box. Through personal reflection, research and interviews (from his forlorn parents, who are none too happy to hear about his plans, to Sons of the Confederate Veterans, who want to establish a Confederate History Month), Tilghman explores issues of race identity and how history is taught in this country.

More Than a Month tackles a question larger than why Black History Month exists; Tilghman wonders what it means that it still exists -- and what it would mean if it didn't. The Root spoke with Tilghman about his own experience with Black History Month and why he wants to end it.

(Excerpt) Read more at theroot.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; history; shukreetilghman

1 posted on 02/19/2012 3:37:22 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would end ALL the minority history months, as well as all the special one-day “commemorations” that the gaysbians are always adding every year!!!!


2 posted on 02/19/2012 3:42:57 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Teach true American history and blacks might not feel the need to have a special month. After all, there are plenty of black revolutionary era patriots and heroes that can and should be celebrated along with the rest.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 3:50:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He Would End Black History Month

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4 posted on 02/19/2012 3:51:01 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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5 posted on 02/19/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I had the pleasure of listening to both Anita Moncrief & the Reverend Wayne Perryman last night. Rev. Perryman went into a lot of detail about Abraham Lincoln’s life that we never get in history books because the leftists want to paint America as a totally racist nation & tar our heroes with that brush. It was a wonderfully informative evening. Too bad most will never understand what is happening to our country!


6 posted on 02/19/2012 3:53:36 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Sounds interesting..what were the details about Lincoln that most peeps don’t know about?


7 posted on 02/19/2012 4:10:16 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Black History Month, a concept that he finds puts black history in a 28- (or 29-) day box.

"The Man gives us February because it's the SHORTEST month of the year!"

8 posted on 02/19/2012 4:15:16 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: max americana

He said that Lincoln has been tarred as a racist because of comments he made in the debates with Stephens(?). But in his neighborhood he had many black neighbors & one of his best friends was a wealthy black businessman. This man visited with him in the White House.

His wife also had a very close relationship with a black woman and they would go shopping together. When the Lincoln’s son Willie died, his wife was distraught & the only person she would allow to come to her was this black friend. This lady prepared Willie for burial. On the night Lincoln was assassinated this woman attempted to come to her, knowing she would be in need, but soldiers posted outside of the White House refused to let her enter.

Also, IIRC, Lincoln had left instructions that his black friend should lead the horse pulling his caison, but he was too distraught over the death to do it.

Unfortunately, the details are getting hazy. Old age... But that’s probably the gist of it.


9 posted on 02/19/2012 4:38:38 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Thanks! I actually did not know that...that’s why I love FR. The things I learn about American history.


10 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:48 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Twotone

Washington’s slave, William Lee appears to have been the only true friend and confidant that George Washington had. Lee was trusted with the deepest military secrets General Washington had.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; the invisib1e hand; rightwingintelligentsia
"The film follows Tilghman, now 32, as he takes a yearlong cross-country trip in February 2010 on a one-man mission to end Black History Month"

If this is the same fellow that was on PBS's "Independent Lens" the other night then all you who think this is a great guy might reconsider what his mission is, and that is to make "black history" a required credit to graduate high school.

That's right. A year long course teaching everything the leftist couldn't cram in 28 days.... Maybe a noble cause but as we all know the liberals and hard core hide behind noble cause to sub born American freedoms.
12 posted on 02/19/2012 5:12:00 PM PST by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: Twotone; max americana; cripplecreek
Lincoln has been tarred as a racist because of comments he made in the debates with Stephens(?).

Lincoln was a racist. In the fact that his public stances on the treatment of freed slaves, ie, they shouldn't be put on the same level as white men. There are many quotes by him stating such.

That doesn't mean he was hostile to the plight of blacks or that he didn't have friends who were black.but just a creature of his times and as such, should be judged according to the mores of that time. As a fact so were many great men of that time whose politically stances would be see as hateful in these times but were commonplace back then. Despite the political correctness propaganda of the left, "racist" didn't and doesn't necessarily equate to "Hate".

The judgementalism of the history by the Left is just as nauseating as is the whitewashing of history by the Right.

If the full history of our wonderful country was taught, warts and all, in the proper context, would be the most popular class in school.

Instead it is as the dry, tasteless crap that is served to public school students everyday at lunchroom.

I love history and was blessed with teachers who taught outside the bland, politically sanitized version in the text books ok'ed by committees who couldn't read them without falling to sleep.
13 posted on 02/19/2012 5:43:06 PM PST by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: cripplecreek

Add to that Washington’s will stated that none of the slaves were to be sold. Instead they were deeded land in southeast Pennsylvania. Prime land. Thanks to Washington those freed slaves became wealthy landholders.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 5:44:04 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: RedMonqey
Despite the political correctness propaganda of the left, "racist" didn't and doesn't necessarily equate to "Hate".

Good point.
15 posted on 02/19/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Shukree Hassan Tilghman

Color me suspicious

16 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:33 PM PST by tomkat (nothin' says FUbo quite like *Gingrich-Palin 2012*)
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To: jiggyboy

This outstanding magic negro and all like him have been given quite enough they do not deserve a month of anything!


17 posted on 02/19/2012 6:22:51 PM PST by tiger63
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is time to stop pampering blacks and let them join the mainstream.

The latest 3 ring circus over Whitney Houston’s death was just another display of the excesses resulting from our twisted, perverted culture that has a seperate set of rules for blacks and pretty much makes them unaccountable and untouchable.

Blacks need to break away from their obsession with skin color and start thinking of themselves as non-hyphenated Americans.

They have had their day - it’s time to get off out backs and

They have had their day - It is time for them to stop forcing their victimhood into every aspect of our lives and concentrate on building a better life for themselves and their children.

The need to get off the government plantation and off taxpayers backs.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 9:08:20 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: max americana; Twotone; All

Wayne Perryman has written a couple of VERY interesting books....I’ve read the first one below, but not the second....

http://www.amazon.com/Unfounded-Loyalty-Revised-Second—Depth-Democrats/dp/1887542183/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329713866&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/Whites-Blacks-Racist-Democrats-Perryman/dp/1935359304/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329713866&sr=1-1


19 posted on 02/19/2012 9:15:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: cripplecreek

>> Teach true American history and blacks might not feel the need to have a special month.

Exactly.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 9:17:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, thanks rightwingintelligentsia.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 1:53:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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