BLACK HISTORY FACTS DAY 1

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are. Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.

 

So the whole month of February I will be paying homage to African Americans both past and present that paved a way for our people. Black History Month developed from Negro History Week” by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Woodson a NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development of the United States. The second week of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to Black History Month.

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

 

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