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Celebrating The End Of Black History Month

Posted on Fri, Feb, 26, 2010

As we come to the end of February, we also come to the end of Black History Month for 2010.  This month brought many people together and taught many students about the importance of the celebrations that were organized throughout the US and Canada.  The remembrance was founded in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Growing up in Kentucky, his parents were former slaves and he spent his childhood working in the coal mines.  He was not able to enroll in high school until the age of twenty.  That did not stop him from graduating in two years time. Continuing his studies, he later received a Ph.D. from Harvard.  Because of the fact that African Americans were rarely documented in American History books, Dr. Woodson felt the need to create a time where everyone can celebrate the presence of African Americans.  Originally, it was observed as “Negro History Week” and later, as we know it today, “Black History Month.”  Dr. Carter G. Woodson devoted his life to being an educator, philosopher and mentor to many African American scholars.  Who are you mentoring?  

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