Today’s guest speaker was Dr. Linda Flowers and the topic was Black History Month.
This annual event is as relevant today as it was in its beginnings. To learn why it is relevant, we journeyed back to the beginning, learning about the Dr. Carter Woodson, the Father of Black History Month.
In 1915, Dr. Woodson and his friends established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In 1926, Dr. Woodson proposed and eventually launched Negro History week. By 1976, the week turned into a month, Black History Month.
But why February? February was selected for the observances of birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.
After playing a quick Q&A game, it became clear as to why Black History Month is relevant; As Dr. Flowers stated, Black History is American History.
Thank you to Dr. Flowers for a great presentation!