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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Hi Guys,

Well, it’s February.  And every February has been deemed Black History Month.  Here a bit of history about Black History Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local  celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.

President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2013 theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, marks the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two pivotal events in African-American history.

 

Online reference:  https://theapopkavoice.com/history-black-history-month/

 

Talk to you later,

 

 

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Author of several Children's books under the Junior Rabbit Series. "A Surprise for Junior" "Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake". "Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas," "Junior Rabbit Travels to Pennsylvania," and more. I am a retired Special education teacher with four children and twelve grandchildren. I have a passion for children reading and getting them into the habit of reading at early ages. Listen to the Let’s Talk About it with Jenny White Show every Friday night at 8:00 p.m. EST. streaming live on PJC Media Worldwide at BlogTalk Radio.com. Call 646.668.8485 to listen to the show. Press the number 1 to be live with your questions or comments.

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