The Origins of Black History Month
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i have always had a desire to show spotlight upon the accomplishments of African Americans.
in 1915 ,i helped found an amizing assosiation for the study of Negro Life and History.
the organization began publishing The Journal of Negro History, ten years later, i came up with the plan for a week of activities and ceremony devoted to African Americans
I decided to name the week Negro week i hoped that it would encourage better relationships between black and whites, as well as inspire young African Americans to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of their ancestors. I chose the week of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass birthday because they were a big part in the history.
African Americans quickly took up the week ,during the civil rights movement American educators both white and black were observing Negro History week. soon President Carter officially made negro week into Black History Month.
The need for Black History Month is still alive and i would definitely be proud of the expansion of the original Negro History Week.
Happy Black History Month
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