36 years after Black History Week expanded to a month, Shukree Hassan Tilghman asks the provocative question, “Do we need Black History Month?” In his film, More Than a Month, Tilghman examines how Black History Month has evolved and brings into question how we teach history in this country. What is the role of Black history in the greater scope of American history? By designating a month, do we time-bound and limit the attention we give to Black history in America? Who does Black history belong to? This film offers a great opportunity to see how these interesting issues are being addressed within the African American community, and in the nation as a whole.
Posted on February 14, 2012 by Washington Jewish Film Festival