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A telling need for black history education in the Trump White House

POTUS kicked off his first Black History Month on Wednesday, making it clear that he knows little about African American history. And that he couldn’t care less. Some reaction from around the media:

POTUS kicked off his first Black History Month, making it clear that he knows little about African American history. Maybe he shouldn’t have canceled plans to spend Martin Luther King Day at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History after all. Social media took notice of his gaffes — and his penchant for making it all about him.

A response from the Co-Founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives:

Some of our favorite headlines from around the web:

Trump Kicks Off ‘Black Appreciation Of Donald Trump Month’ With Omarosa And Friends

 

In which Trump discovers some guy named Frederick Douglass  (Washington Post)

President Trump’s Black History Month speech about Frederick Douglass inspires rewritten history  (NewYork Daily News)

Trump’s “amazing” ignorance: The president’s Black History Month celebration was embarrassing  (Salon)

 

 

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