“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world.” - Dr. Carter G. Woodson, ‘The Father of Black History Month’
Did you know that Black History Month was not always a month! Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History” and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced in 1926 the second week of February to be “Negro History Week-NHW”. Woodson, selected the second week to observe “NHW” to celebrate the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass. Every year since the creation of NHW the movement and messages from black people have become richer and stronger, the general message has always been freedom for all and equality for all human beings. Negro History Week created movements and social groups to really notice the importance of learning and educating people about black history during the Civil Rights Movement, so many leaders and activists united to fight for equal rights for African Americans people all over the globe.
Moreover, Black History Month is a time for the world to recognize and reflect on the contributions, accomplishments, talents and growth of Africans and African- Americans. The theme for the Black History Month 2022 is “Black Health and Wellness”, with special emphasis on healthcare access and improving wellness.
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