Why Black History Month – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Why Black History Month? 

February means Black History Month. It is the time when teachers dust those books from the previous year and brush up on their knowledge of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King. It would also be good if the unsung heroes are mentioned, particularly the women. Do we need Black History? Should we set aside a month for the study of it? Do Blacks have a history anyway?

In order to answer such questions the life and times of Amos Beman is pertinent. The young Beman had his heart set on attending Wesleyan but in 1832 the college was not admitting Blacks. The Board of Trustees passed a resolution on October 10, 1832 saying that, ‘ none but white male persons shall be admitted as students of this institution.’

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  • Cyril Persaud  On February 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    One hundred and eighty seven years ago

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