America, Black History, Civil Rights

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,

 

 

Kids and reading, Library, School

CHECKIN’ IN

 

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Hi Guys,

Well, I had to check in with you and with your parents right now. For many of you, school has been in since September 5, 2017; so that’s about 2-1/2 to 3 weeks. How’s it going? Are you getting your study habits back? Do you have all of your school supplies? Are you practicing your favorite sport? Are you still reading? Is your library card current?

Remember, reading opens the world to you. I have so much to share with you and your parents this semester. I want to hear from you and your parents some good tips that I can share on this blog and I want to hear of all your accomplishments in school. Maybe you can share a picture with me so that I can feature it on my blog. 

What you do can inspire some other students to do their best. So, here’s to a great school year!

Jenny

Children, Kids and reading, School

BACK IN SCHOOL!

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Hi again Guys,

How’s the first week of school going? Getting used to carrying backpacks again and sitting in class learning?  I sure hope so.

Now remember, school is the place that prepares you for the great accomplishments you will do in your life. Accomplishments like being the first astronaut to reach the planet Mars; coming up with the cure for all kinds of diseases, becoming leaders in the world, inventing things to make life better for so many other people. So, take school seriously while still having fun. Pick up your books and tablets and read and do your assignments and you’ll find out that when you get to college, your study habits will be so good.

Just think, your education will further open up a world of possibilities for you. So, keep swinging at those lessons, papers, homework assignments and tests. The world is at your fingertips.

Jenny