Sunday, February 10, 2013
Black History Month reminder of vital need for education
By Lewis W. Diuguid/The Kansas City Star
Thanks to noted African-American scholar Carter G. Woodson, the nation celebrates Black History Month in February as a tribute to the birthdays this month of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Douglass valued a good education. It’s essential today, too. But it’s largely lost in our media culture of Facebook, cellphones, big-screen TVs and texting, where grammar and spelling don’t matter....