Friday, February 13, 2009

The idea of Black History Month was first sprouted by Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), an American historian who devoted his life to the remembrance and awareness of black history. Woodson recognized the neglect and distortion of black history in the American education system and in February 1926 he founded “Negro History Week.” This later would evolve into Black History Month. Woodson chose February for “Negro History Week” because, while the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was signed in January, bondsmen and women didn’t start to hear of their freedom until February. Join University Book Store in celebrating the the importance of African American and Global Black Literature.
--A.T. Micklin

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