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Twitter Celebrates Black History Month With #Tweetlikethe1600s

The social network and online news platform Twitter creates a new hashtag to celebrate black history month.

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The social network and online news platform Twitter creates a new hashtag to celebrate black history month

February marks the beginning of Black History Month in the United States of America, a remembrance, and celebration of past and present revolutionaries for the rights of black people.

Historian Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926 which eventually became a whole month of celebration. Whilst the work of black revolutionaries should be recognized all year round it is often overshadowed by America’s white history. Black History Month ensures that the heroes of black rights campaigning are given deserved recognition for their contributions.

On the 1st of February, Twitter users were given the hashtag #Tweetlikethe1600s for people to celebrate the month with a little bit of comedy and thus began the latest trending tweets.

The hashtag is being used to recreate comical situations and events that black people may have encountered during the 1800’s when Harriet Tubman successfully liberated around 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

As you’d expect some of Americas first family have publicly shown their support for black history month using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth.

But it’s the first daughters tweet that has not been very well received by social media users. Ivanka Trump tweeted this on Thursday the 1st of February.

Twitter users were quick to chastise her for using the words “all Americans,” instead of specifically referring to the African-Americans and detracting from the minority that this month is meant to celebrate in the first place.

In the last week, other minority groups of immigrants across America have been speaking out against President Donald Trump by using the hashtags #NoBanNoWall and #ImAlreadyHome. #WeTooAreAmerica.

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