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Posted on Feb 27, 2016

People Of Color Talk About What Black History Month Means To Them

"James Brown said that every piece of music after him, you could hear a little bit of James Brown. That's black history in a nutshell."

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We asked People Of Color (POC) to talk about what Black History Month means to them. Here's what they had to say:

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"Black History Month is important, because "it gives a more complete history of the United States."

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"There SHOULD be a time that we celebrate it!"

"I think of black leaders like Angela Davis and I admire them."

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"Black History Month is a reminder that people can overcome a lot of sad, oppressive history, and come out being big and beautiful and shine right through."

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Latinx people can be inspired by black history, too.

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"Do I listen to those stories and identify with them, regardless of what color I am? YEAH."

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"Learning about hip-hop when I was young, graffiti, MC-ing, DJ-ing, breaking... without that, I wouldn't be who I am today."

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"Just close your eyes and listen to the stories and you will relate, because they are American stories."

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