*So this happened this morning…
— Vice President Pence (@VP) February 2, 2017
And Twitter was quick to whip up a hashtag, #PenceBlackHistory, that calls out the absurdity of Vice President Mike Pence honoring a white man for Black History Month.
— 37 UnSavage (@b_eternal757) February 2, 2017
— Banji (@thebanjimens) February 2, 2017
#PenceBlackHistory Today we honor Black Hero: Dr Ben Carson who proved that you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a brain surgeon.
— RyAn (@ryanztweetz) February 2, 2017
Lets all give thanks for the great slave owner of Harriet Tubman for giving her some time off so she could free slaves. #PenceBlackHistory
— Ree Walker (@reewalk) February 2, 2017
#PenceBlackHistory Let us remember Thomas Jefferson for giving Sally Hemmings a job AND six children
— Jared Parker (@jared812) February 2, 2017
— Gandy (@g_dynamo) February 2, 2017
— Martin Morrow (@martinMmorrow) February 2, 2017
Let us remember Steven Tyler for giving Run DMC their first big break.
— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) February 2, 2017
— jamal (@inf) February 2, 2017
— Jeremy Bandini (@netexplosure) February 2, 2017
— Phila. Bikes (@philabikes) February 2, 2017
Twitter also reacted to a TMZ headline that President Donald Trump had officially changed the name “Black History Month” to “National African American History Month” in a proclamation, but the website corrected its original story to reveal that nearly every president has used the same “African American History Month” wording in proclamations, but refer to it colloquially as “Black History Month,” including Trump.