Black History Month

Black History Month is a national annual observance for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is being celebrated in America and Canada in the month of February but October in United Kingdom.  Dark ages for Black Africans happened on the said nations.  Though the experience was somehow horifying, African Americans of today (especially those that excelled in various field… latest is Barak Obama), should thank the sacrifices of their fore fathers that resulted to the kind of life and recognition they have right now.  But do not forget that God also used white and other races for the black to gain their freedom.   Whatever race they maybe (those that help), history also reveal that without the impact of the Gospel or the Bible, freedom for the black and opressed races will never came to pass.  Historically, the people that fought for the genuine freedom for the blacks are Christians and true followers of Jesus during those time.

As recorded, the remembrance originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as “Negro History Week”. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass. Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Thanks to the former TV program of the 70’s, many were informed of Black African’s history (not just the Hollocaust – stories of the Jews).

Hope someone could infomed me if the poster is the same “Roots” that was originally shown during the 70’s ,or just a remake. 

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