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February 13, 2009

Black History Month 2

Black History Month didn't start off as a month.  In fact, it began in February of 1926 and was called Negro History Week.  Negro History Week was on the second week of February, because it was the birth dates of two prominent men that had greatly influenced  the Black population. They were Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.

The person behind Negro History Week was Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  A son of two former slaves. He began high school at the age of 20 and went on to college and received his PhD from Harvard! He noticed that history books ignored the roles of Black people and when they were depicted, they were often used in a negative or inferior role in history.  Thus, is the beginning of Negro History Week.  His intentions were to bring attention to the contributions of Black Americans in history!

Thank you Dr. Woodson for all you have done!


  1. Stopping by from SITS.

    That is great info. I didn't know the history behind Black History Month.

  2. Great post - I learned something!

    Welcome to SITS - so glad to have you join us!

  3. Stopping from SITS Welcome wagon to welcome the polka dots!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this info!

    I stopped by from SITS to Welcome you! It's great to have you as part of the SITStahood:0)

  5. Sonia, I never knew this. Thanks for sharing it. And welcome to SITS!

  6. wow, i never knew any of this. thank you for sharing it!

    wishing you a warm welcome to SITS, we are so happy you joined!

  7. Interesting... thanks fr sharing!

    Welcome to SITS, we are thrilled to have you join us!

    Tiffany & Heather

  8. I see you are not entirely new to the blogosphere but are a newbie to SITS!
    Welcome and I hope you enjoy being a part of this site. It should be a great platform for your blog! Hope to see you around!

  9. I really appreciate your education on Black History month. Last night I watched a long documentary on Lincoln and Douglas, it was also very interesting.

    Welcome to SITS. I'm sure you will enjoy the blog and all it has to offer. I would also like to personally invite you to my blog. I am hosting a 100th post giveaway and a card swap. Have a great day!

  10. Oh, I can already tell I am going to like it here on your blog! Visiting from SITS!



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