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Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History

I decided to do these post since having an conversation with my brother about Black history and how schools public and private don't really engage student in black history in support of the month, and if they day its the usually lined up Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr, Marion Anderson Rosa Parks etc..... and as adults some still don't have any real knowledge of African American history beyond those few names....So I'm dedicating each day in February..Black History month to drop some history on the blog world.....


Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month." What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books. We owe the celebration of Black History month and the study of Black History to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history. Dr. Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. February has much more than Douglass and Lincoln to show for its significance in black American history....




Dr. Carter Woodson...



Just a lil of black history knowledge for yall...





1 comment:

Traci Lavette said...

I love that you are acknowledging because you are right that most don't. Even when they do, we appear to have only made contributions as athletes and slaves. I get sick of it because there so much more to us that Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King. It's pretty sad because though they have all made monumental contributions to our history, there are many, many, more.

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