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Black History Month

By February 18, 2016 Main Blog No Comments

African American History Month is an observance for the remembrance and celebration of important people and events in the history of African Americans. We come to recognize the central role of African Americans in the U.S. Half a century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, Black History Month was established in 1915. Before Black History Month, we acknowledged Negro History Week which eventually evolved into Black History Month in 1976, thanks to the Civil Rights Movement and the increased awareness of black identity. The month of February was chosen to celebrate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two influential figures in Black History. We come together as a nation to recognize how far we’ve come as “We The People.”
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life if a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” –Langston Hughes