Black History Month Spotlight: A World Without Black History Via MTV Decoded

Speaking of black inventors, have you ever asked yourself or had anyone ask “What would the USA be without any black people? or Why is there a Black History Month?” If so, this video will answer both questions for you. Titled “A World Without Black History,” Franchesca Ramsey shows you what the world would be like without any contributions by black people.

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It’s Black History Month! And while most people take this opportunity to learn about and reflect upon the accomplishments and struggles of African-Americans, plenty more choose to criticize the annual celebration. What many fail to realize is that black history is largely overlooked within the broad scope of American history, and the purpose of Black History Month is to spread awareness of this vibrant cultural past as well as black americans’ important contribution to the development of the USA as we know it. After all, without black history, America would be a very different place!

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To learn more about some famous African-American Inventors:

Mark Dean: Co-Invented the Personal Computer
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activit…

Gerald A Lawson: Helped Develop The Video Game Console
https://atlantablackstar.com/2013/10/…

George Crum: Invented Potato Chips
http://science.howstuffworks.com/inno…

James Edward Maceo West Developed the Foil Microphone Used in 90% of Cell Phones
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E…

Jan Ernst Matzeliger Revolutionized Shoe Manufacturing in the 1800’s
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activit…

Lewis Lattimer Developed Long Lasting Carbon Filament for Lightbulbs
http://science.howstuffworks.com/inno…

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful Open Heart Surgery
http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_ev…

Otis Boykin’s Resistors & Control Unit Helped Make the Modern Pacemaker
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activit…

For more info on the importance of African Slavery to the American Economy & America’s Rise to Power
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…
http://www.thenation.com/article/how-…
https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geo…

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