Welcome to Great Knowlege of the Truth! Celebrate Black History Month 2011 & learn about the men, women, & events that shape the African American community! THIS IS NOT JUST AN ORDINARY MONTH THIS IS A MONTH WERE WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY HOW BLACK PEOPLE WHO ONCE were SLAVES HELPED BUILD THIS COUNTRY to WHat it is today they had to fight TO BE EQUAL CITIZENS AS WE ARE TODAY. THIS IS OUR HISTORY AND were we ARE TODAY! African-American history is the portion of American history that specifically discusses the African American or BlackAmerican ethnic group in the United States.
BLACK HISTORY SOMETHING THEY DONT WANT ANY ONE TO REMINBER! African-American history is the portion of Americanhistory that specifically discusses the African American or Black American ethnic group in the United States.
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham LincolnFrederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. and In the decades the followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. In 2010, the theme focused on the history of black economic empowerment and recognized the achievements of the painter Jacob Lawrence, the entrepreneur Annie Malone and the National Urban League, a civil rights organizationThis is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for fighting for us and having to courage to do so !!!!!! Celebrate Black History Month 2011 & learn about the men, women, & events that shape the African American community!!!!!