Morgan Freeman Explains Why He ‘Detests’ Black History Month

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Morgan Freeman again criticized Black History Month, questioning its significance. “I detest it. The mere idea of it,” Freeman shared in a new interview. “You are going to give me the shortest month in a year? And you are going to celebrate ‘my’ history?! This whole idea makes my teeth itch. It’s not right.” He added: “My history is American history. It’s the one thing in this world I am interested in, beyond making money, having a good time and getting enough sleep,” he said.

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, following the efforts of historians Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to society. February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. (People)