Last month, we celebrated the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose incredible example is unique in American history.
Still, plenty of people in the country might not know much about Frederick Douglass, something we can blame on the failure of our education system, and the fact that what is termed "black history"-which is, essentially, the history of the U.S.as a country-is relegated to a single month of the year". Shown in a clip, Trump had said, "Frederick Douglass is an example of someone who's done an awesome job and is being recognized more and more, I notice".
A highlight of the series will be a viewing of one of the most-noted live concert movies of all time: Prince's Sign o' The Times, a 1987 film in support of the album of the same name.
Asked about Trump's comments during a press conference later on Wednesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer confounded some by also referring to Douglass in the present tense.
"From his comments, it seemed pretty clear that not only did Trump not know who Frederick Douglass was, he also seemed to think Douglass, who died in 1895, might still be alive", Meyers said. It's one of the favourite things - and we have some good ones.
First of all, African Americans have suffered erasure and exclusion in many ways; does the President's ignorance have an impact?
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She has drawn the fire of teachers unions for her advocacy for charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for private education. Susan Collins of ME and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski are the first Republicans to vote against one of President Trump's Cabinet picks.
Trump is honoring Black History Month about as well as he did the Holocaust.
Aganaba says telling black stories is important, especially in a city like Vancouver that has a smaller black community than many large North American cities. "She really made Frederick Douglass come alive". Ronald Reagan set the high mark for Republicans in recent history, winning 14 percent of the black vote when he was elected president in 1980.
"Donald Trump doesn't care about black people", wrote Kwame Opam, an editor at The Verge, referencing a famous Kanye West line about then-president George W. Bush.
He then talked about the monuments and museums in Washington that teach children about America's black heroes, like Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.
Many Americans remain hopeful that Trump will bring positive changes.