February-The Observance of Black History

February 1, 2019

♡February is dedicated to the observance of Black History Month, formerly named Negro History Week.♡  

 

 It is a time to highlight, introduce, and reflect on the triumphs, struggles, and milestones of Black people and their contributions to the world as ♡abolitionists, ♡civil rights leaders, ♡authors, ♡pioneers ♡humanitarians, ♡educators, ♡doctors, ♡INVENTORS, ♡lawyers, ♡dignitaries, ♡politicians, ♡musicians, ♡artists, ♡Scientists, ♡poets, and so much more.

 

There is Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, Muhammed Ali, Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglas,  Angela Davis, Garrett Morgan, Mae Jamison,  John Lewis, Malcolm X, Madame CJ Walker, Louis Farrakhan, Marva Collins, Barack Obama, and Everyday People.

 

BUT THERE ARE SOOO MANY MORE TRAILBLAZERS THAT ALSO DESERVE RECOGNITION: Mary Bowser, Dr. Sebi, Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, Sojourner Truth, Huey P. Newton, Mary McLeod Bethune, Steve Biko, Mary Jackson, Bessie Smith, George Washington Carver, Alice Ball, James Lawson,  Zora Neal Hurston, Charles Drew, Gwendolyn Brooks, Tuskegee Airmen, Bell Hooks, Marcus Garvey, 54th Regiment, Irene Morgan, James Baldwin, Joycelyn Elders, the list goes on...


And for perspective on the racial disparities that exist to this very day in the world: Jackie Robinson-42 took a stance against injustice long before Colin Kapernick-7.

 

To learn more about Black History in America, please visit the below History link for a Black History Timeline and further research to gain understanding and answers to burning questions.  
LINK: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-milestones

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