Wednesday, February 9, 2011
It's History, My History!
I know Valentine's Day is coming up and couples get to celebrate their love and all that good stuff, but what happened to Black History Month? "Today marks the first day of Black History Month, when African American history is celebrated in the classroom, on television and in daily life." This was a lead to a particular article on AOL news posted on February 1st. Honestly, I must have not gotten the memo because I didn't know we celebrated this month in silence.Valentine's Day seems to get more recognition and it's just one day.
Well I thirst for knowledge so I started looking for history for my own satisfaction.
Carter G. Woodson created Black History Month. Haiti defeated the French to become the first independent Black nation from slavery. African Americans have taken part in upholding history, inventions, and records. It is so much that people don't know about their history.
I don't want to spoil all the fun facts you could learn so I encourage you to research these things yourself! We use the Internet for many things so why not use it for a celebration of African American History, OUR history! As an African American woman, Black History is important every day for me!
I leave you with a quote: "Our nation is a rainbow-red, yellow, brown, black & white- and we're all precious in God's sight." -Jessie Jackson