Festival founder Robert Raben writes in the Huffington Post about why February is Historical Accuracy Month, too.
Soon February will do double duty as Black History and Historical Accuracy Month. The snow brings with it flurries of concern about Brian Williams, American Sniper, and whether Selma got it right or wrong about President Lyndon Johnson. These arguments aren’t just about facts; they are about power — the crucial question of who decides what facts are — and how they are portrayed.
For now February is just Black History Month, created by Professor Carter G. Woodson as a way to bring focus on the lack of attention paid to African American history.
Read the full column here.