Has Black History Month Served Its Purpose?

Bell Hooks
* Author of several books including Communion: the Female Search for Love (William Morrow, 2002) and Salvation: Black People and Love (Harper Perennial, 2001)

Roger Wilkins
* Professor of History, George Mason University
* Author, Jefferson's Pillow : The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism (Beacon, 2001)

Margo Adler (tlk abt Abner Louima torture case)
* NPR Reporter based in New York

James Cobb
* Professor of History, University of Georgia
* Author, Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity In the Modern South (University of Georgia Press,1999)

Robert McKnight
* Chair, Department of African American Studies at Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA

Since the 1960's, February has been the month to celebrate African-American history and culture. But in recent years corporations like Burger King and Ford have embraced black history month by rolling out special marketing sales. Is black history month serving its purpose today?



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