February = Black History Month pt I


February marks the beginning of Black History Month.  This month provides the opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African Americans other non-American  Blacks have played in the shaping of U.S. history and history in itself.

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson developed Negro History Week. Woodson believed that “the achievements of the Negro properly set forth will crown him as a factor in early human progress and a maker of modern civilization.”

In 1976, Negro History Week expanded into Black History Month. The month is also sometimes referred to as African American Heritage Month.

Because of his work, Dr. Woodson has been called the “Father of Black History.”

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.  I rise.  I rise.  I rise.”  ~Maya Angelou

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