Black History Month 2017 featured in CBC Arts

Black History Month 2017: Your cross-country guide to arts and culture | CBC Arts

I have frequently debated the pros and cons of Black History Month - but this year, certain events have made me realize how necessary it is to put a focused spotlight on often-forgotten communities. Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump made remarks about abolitionist Frederick Douglass that made many wonder if he even knew who the national hero was.