But yet some people dont even talk about him unless their children ask?
at 11:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Black history and American history is the same thing. Black history needs to be more intergrated into the way we study and even think about history instead of just being regulated to just one month. It should not be the only time that we think about African Americans.
at 11:07 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Schools teach about him. There are so many great people out there that did so much. Why just teach about him? If I had the time and mu children understood I would teach about all the great people in history including him.
theres a black history month and MLK day well why isnt there a white history month and a abe lincoln day or and asian month or hispanic month. there are so many important and great people in our history i dont understand why MLK is such a big deal. without thomas edison we wouldnt have the lightbulb. without abe lincoln slavery could have lasted longer and MLK may not have even had a chance then. all im saying is that MLK is taught in schools and i think they do a good job about teaching what he did and given the amount of great people in history that must be taught he gets his fair share of attention.
at 11:39 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Actually anon, Thomas Edison just improved what another guy did and then lewis howard latimer an AFRICAN AMERICAN improved what Edison did. I am honestly not sure who invented the carbon filament, Latimer or Edison. It says that In 1879, Edison DISCOVERED that a carbon filament glowed but did not burn up for 40 hours. It says that Latimer INVENTED a carbon filament (patented in 1881); Latimer was a member of Edison's research team, which was called "Edison's Pioneers." In 1882, Latimer developed and patented a method of manufacturing his carbon filaments.
I wonder if Edison just took Latimer's credit?
African Americans did more
at 11:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
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