Black History Month Research Paper

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Black History Month Black History month previously known as Negro History week has been recognized annually since 1926. The study of Black History is owed to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born into a family of slaves, he worked in the coal mines during his childhood and enrolled in high school at the age of 20, he would later earn a PhD from Harvard. Dr. Woodson was disturbed to find that the history of African Americans was not documented in history books the only time they were reflected was in the inferior social position they were assigned at the time. Dr. Woodson established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 and in 1916 he founded the Journal of Negro History. In 1926, as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history he launched Negro History Week. He chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In part to the Civil Rights Movement late 1960’s and the growing of black identity awareness; Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month in many colleges. Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 by President …show more content…

For example, the Plessy v. Ferguson case, “equal but separate” brought up to the courts because of the railroad cars; they would still be separated by color but provided the same essential elements. People need to be aware of the educational rights so that they will not take them for granted to appreciate the struggles that came along with it. An example is the Little Rock Nine, integration was approved and nine black students were to attend an all-white school in Little Rock, Ark. they were blocked from entering the school by the Ark. Governor at the time; President Eisenhower sent National Guard troops to intervene the integration but a federal judge granted injunction against

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