Black History Month
It was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, and it was only celebrated the second week in February and was called Negro History Week. Woodson chose the second week of February because that was the week of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass birthday. Since then, it has expanded to the entire month of February.
Only twenty years ago, I was the first black student to attend and graduate from my middle school, as class president. It was a wonderful, beautiful experience for me and I made best friends and amazing memories. That was not just history for me, as a black person, but also for my white friends, school, and community.
Therefore, this month, I will post black history facts and celebrate the history and accomplishments of the people that came before me, that have made the way I live and have lived my life possible.
- What are your views/feelings on Black History Month?
- How do you think your life would be different if we were still living under rules of segregation?