ARTICLE SHARE: The Man Who Created Black History Month (CNN) [Black History Month 2020]
Special Series: Black History Month (February)/Black Catholic Month (November) series synopsis: Each February and November my apostolate will have special series of posts celebrating Black History Month (Feb.) and Black Catholic History Month (Nov.). February’s celebration will include posts involving Black history generally often with the Church’s relation to it. November’s celebration will include a showcase of Black Catholic saints/holy ones and topics from history. Black (and Catholic) Like Me entries will often be made during these months. Check out more posts from this article-series here.
Article from CNN:
“Carter G. Woodson, considered a pioneer in the study of African-American history, is given much of the credit for Black History Month.”
“Disturbed that history textbooks largely ignored America’s black population, Woodson took on the challenge of writing black Americans into the nation’s history.”
“In 1926, Woodson developed Negro History Week. He believed “the achievements of the Negro properly set forth will crown him as a factor in early human progress and a maker of modern civilization.””
“In 1976, Negro History Week expanded into Black History Month.”
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