Friday, February 6, 2009

Black History Month....

Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Americans. It is celebrated annually in most countries worldwide in the month of February, while in the UK it is held in the month of October.The remembrance was originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as "Negro History Week". Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
To see some of the life changing contributions made by Africans Americans...such as
Abolition and the Underground Railroad
The Origins of Slavery
March on Washington
Voices of Civil Rights
The Harlem Renaissance
Obama becomes President
Click here below to read and see clips about Black History Month.
http://www.history.com/minisites/blackhistory