The History Behind Black History Month

The History Behind Black History Month

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February in the United States as National Black History Month. Other countries around the world, such as Canada (1995), United Kingdom (1987), and Ireland (2010), also devoted a month to celebrate black history.  Dr. Carter G Woodson In 1916 Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the [...]

The first black-American is known to have earned a bachelor’s degree

EPISODE 31 Podcast Notes Introduction to Alexander Twilight His parents father, Ichabod was black or mulatto His mother, Mary's race, is not certain His education He completed not only the secondary school courses but also the first two years of a college-level curriculum all within six years. Following his graduation from Randolph, he was accepted [...]

My thought on Kwanzaa

My thoughts on Kwanzaa Read the full blog here. Outline What is Kwanzaa? The founder. Maulana Karenga and his birth name, Ronald McKinley Everett. Karenga assault charges, arrest and jailed for torturing two women. 4. Only thirteen percent of black Americans celebrate this holiday 5. Kwanzaa in December vs. February during black history month 6. [...]

Motivations Quotes from Black Historians

Motivations Quotes from Black Historians

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington “I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.” "Each person must live their life as a model for others." -Rosa Parks [...]