This blog post was inspired by a hashtag used on Twitter. The individual’s hashtag read “#BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool.” Of course, in schools, students are taught about famous African-Americans, such as, Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. In the textbooks, what happened to other influential people that remain nameless from AMERICAN history, such as Bayard Rustin? I believe that Black History should not be designated only for the month of February, but should be incorporated all year round. February should be the month to expand more into Black history. We should be able to be more knowledgeable about the past, besides when it comes to slavery, the struggle for civil rights and social justice. By knowing more about Black history, students will be able to connect current issues to the past and be able to examine how former leaders worked to make a change in society. Personally, when I was a student in high school, I do not recall an in-depth discussion on Black history and having the time to really reflect on what was being taught. I remember just reading from textbooks and listening to lectures that would be, in my opinion, very superficial. I believe teachers should explore more political and social contexts in order to know how music, such as Hip-Hop, became popular and how racism still is exhibited today. As Dr. Anthony Marshall, a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, stated “If history were taught the way it should be taught, you would not need a separate class called black history.” If you take away nothing else from this post, I just would like you to remember that Black history is American history. American history cannot and should not be broken up to represent a selection of races or certain people. I hope this gave you something to consider and opens up an opportunity for you to do further research.