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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2019 by jaguargold

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African American History.  The founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916.  Carter G. Woodson has been cited as the “father of black history” and In February of 1926, he launched the celebration of “Negro History Week”, the precursor of Black History Month.

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by jaguargold

black history month

Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, by historian Carter G.Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro history Week,” because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  In 1976 the expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month  as part of the United States Bicentennial.   President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, “let all Americans seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”.

During Black History Month The Speak to All blog will be celebrating Black History Month by bringing our readers each week the known and unknown of black history.  The schedule is as follows:

Week 1: February 1-8th African Americans in sports

Week 2: February 9-15 African Americans in the Arts 

Week 3: February 16- 22 African Americans in Entertainment

Week 4: February 23-28 African Americans in Business, and Politics

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