Can you believe it’s been a century since the great writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson proclaimed this month, Negro History Week? 100 years of remembering the contributions of African American’s to the world. Still today, African American contributions are just as significant as a century ago. Bear in mind, that as we celebrate “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”, we acknowledge that Black History is American History.
We take this time, Black History Month, to reflect upon the struggles and contribution made. It’s a time when we recognize the best in African Americans. Our achievements and perseverance over any obstacle. We pay homage this Black History Month to the over-comer’s from whence this country was built.
Over the past century, the recognition of African American contributions to life, history, and culture has become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1926, few could have imagined that African Americans people would be appreciated by a global community in entertainment, art, and literature. And even fewer could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy. Indeed, African American people play a major role in the unfolding of history and civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American history.
Join FEW and this great nation in celebrating “Black History Month.”