There are many people in the world who do remarkable things. There is one month, February, that commemorates all of the phenomenal African American people and their achievements. Black History Month celebrates their notable impact on society and the contributions they made to the world to make a difference. Americans have been celebrating Black History Month annually since 1926. It was first named "Negro History Week" and later it was changed to “Black History Month."
Marcus was not noticed for just one accomplishment is his lifetime, but many on them. When Marcus returned to Jamaica he got re-acquainted with a group of friends and founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which sought, among other things, to work on black emigration to Africa. It also promoted racial pride, education, and black business activity. In Jamaica Garvey didnâ... ... middle of paper ... ...y of Wisconsin Press. The reason I believe this is a quality book that deserves more study is because it involves Marcus Garveyâ€™s most renowned accomplishment, the organization of the UNIA.
Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s custom in which we continue to encourage positive models of touching historical events, by showing outstanding leadership, diversity and steps towards cultural change. In 1926, Woodson stated that this remembrance is not only profoundly momentous for the African American community, but imperative for the greater understanding of national and world history. It is connected to the ironic history of this nation, and by honoring Black History Month everyone can be included in a tradition of acknowledgement, insertion and community engagement. Historical knowledge is no more than critically observing the past and carefully constructing the future. We should have more educational curricular activities related to black history
Black History Month started as what was called “Negro History Week” by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. It was said to be the second week in February to coincide with the birthdays of two pivotal people in black history, Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Fredrick Douglass was born into slavery later to become a leading abolitionist, Abraham Lincoln was the president who wrote the emancipation proclamation that was intended to free slaves in the confederate states. Celebrating Black History Month allows us to reflect on the achievements of the significant civil rights activists in the black community, provide a time for us to learn about the factors that prompted change for civil rights, and to show all Americans why Black History is American History. Black history month allows us time to reflect on the achievements of significant civil rights leaders in the black community.
These men and women have contributed greatly to American society. However, many of us only know brief histories regarding these excellent black men and women, because many of our teachers have posters with brief synopses describing the achievements of such men and women. The Black students at this University need to realize that the accomplishments of African Americans cannot be limited to one month per year, but should be recognized everyday of every year both in our schools and in our homes. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a scholar known as the Father of Negro History, started the celebration of Black accomplishments and contributions.
Black Press Day, other wise none as Freedom’s Journal was the anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US and was established the same year that slavery was abolished in New York State. It changed African Americans forever or colored people. Black Press day is Freedom's Journal the paper served to counter racist commentary published in the mainstream press. It also provided its readers with regional, national, and international news and with news that could serve to both entertain and educate. It sought to improve conditions for the over 300,000 newly freed black men and women living in the north because it made life so much easier for colored people.
In 2008 history was made when President Obama was elected to office, and whether you agree with his policies, he is the nation’s first black president which is a milestone for America. In 2013 he was reelected to office. Both these elections he gave an inauguration speeches, which is customary, both with the same basic message “America has a lasting legacy and even though she has problems we will overcome them.” In both speeches he talks about the lasting legacy America has both around the world and throughout time. He talks about the sacrifices that previous generations make for our country. He references the American Revolution, in both speeches, as well as other major battle fields, such as Normandy and Khe Sahn (Obama 09).
Despite these obstacles, he became a successful leader during the Civil Rights Movement, and even after his death, by guiding African Americans in a non-violent and positive direction for the fight to secure rights and equality. These reasons make Martin Luther King worthy enough of the title "hero." Martin Luther King was born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Martin Luther King, Jr. Chronology) Michael Luther King was King's original named before he had it changed. King was a well-educated man who went to high school in Georgia and attended Morehouse College, at the age of 15.
Martin Luther King is recognized by millions of people as a great leader and he is an inspiring man in our history. Still in this day Martin Luther King is one of the most influential heroes in society. He helped African Americans obtain their rights and liberties. Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the greatest encouraging leaders in the history of our nation. Sometimes a death threat on the phone would limit his strength but he encourage his dreams to bring segregation to an end.
My name is Winifred Thompson, and I’m writing to you to tell you my viewpoint on a former citizen who deserved a national holiday. This citizen has done great things to serve the United state, and he has influenced a lot of change for the African American population. His name was Booker T. Washington and just like other great leaders such as Martin Luther King, he deserves to be honored. Booker T. Washington was one of the former African-American leaders of the early 20th centuries, who founded the Tuskegee University. Booker T. Washington was born in Virginia to a slave on April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington had lived a difficult life.