Morgan Freeman says the concept of a month dedicated to black history is “ridiculous.”

“You’re going to relegate my history to a month?” the 68-year-old actor says in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to air Sunday (7 p.m. EST). “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”

Black History Month has roots in historian Carter G. Woodson’s Negro History Week, which he designated in 1926 as the second week in February to mark the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Woodson said he hoped the week could one day be eliminated — when black history would become fundamental to American history.

Freeman notes there is no “white history month,” and says the only way to get rid of racism is to “stop talking about it.”



  1. Kyle Foley Says:

    the republicans, a party infected by greed

    The Tax Policy Center, run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, has concluded that the bottom 80 percent of households would receive 15.8 percent of the House tax cuts’ benefit. The top 20 percent would receive 84.2 percent of the benefit. Households earning more than $1 million a year would get 40 percent of the tax cuts, or an average reduction of nearly $51,000.

    The tax measure’s cost would more than offset the savings in a tough budget approved by the House last month, which would trim federal spending by $50 billion over five years by imposing new fees on Medicaid recipients, squeezing student lenders, cutting federal child-support enforcement and paring the food stamp rolls.

  2. Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden Says:

    12 22 05

    He’s right Nightfighter! Black history is part of AMERICAN HISTORY which means we should be aware always of it and not just in February! Happy Holidays!

  3. Nightfighter Says:

    Hi Mahndisa,

    Every time someone like Morgan stands up and speaks the truth about being black in
    America, it’s another deathblow to the Democratic Plantation!

    Merry Christmas and blessings for a most prosperous New Year!

    We’re going to give Liberals fits in 2006!

  4. Nightfighter Says:


    Your hatred of wealth doesn’t bode well for you and for anyone who subscribes to your philosophy.

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