GENE ROBERTSON: Let's get back to the real purpose of Black History Month

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 5:52 p.m. CST; updated 6:34 p.m. CST, Monday, February 11, 2013

When Carter G. Woodson started Black History Month, it was intended to encourage black people to enhance their understanding of themselves and be inspired by the courage and contributions to civilization through their historical roots. Black History Month has been reduced to a means of celebrating popular culture and creating the false image of contemporary progress.