Volume 7, Issue 1 - January/February 2014
Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The national theme, “Civil Rights in America,” commemorates and celebrates contributions made by people of African descent. The theme also highlights people, places and important occasions significant in the struggle for civil rights in America. Black History Month evolved from the first Black History Week in 1926, established by American historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate degree from Harvard University.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson - Photo courtesy of Blackpast.org