Today we celebrate and honor the legacy of Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926, they declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week” to recognize the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. Woodson believed that the teaching of black history was crucial for the survival of the black community. Let’s continue to educate ourselves and others on the rich history of black Americans and their impact on our society.
(Researched by Dr. Dasha Lundy)