Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Black History Month: What is Black History Month?

It is the month in which we bear witness to the progress, richness and diversity of African -American achievement.

During the 1920's an African American named Carter G. Woodson created and promoted Negro History Week. This period in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

In 1976 the month-long celebration was implemented, and is a time for Americans to reflect on both the history and teachings of African Americans whose contributions are still too little known.

Celebrate Black History Month with your family. Come learn about the achievements and history of African Americans.

As a black person, I am extremely proud of my history, heritage and culture. I'm from the island of Jamaica and being raise here in the USA, I'm proud to be part of the African-American culture.  I want my children to know their history about our people.

I will try my best and post something about Black history each day this month!

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