Thursday, February 2, 2012

Black History Month

How it got started:

We owe the celebration of Black History Month to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born to parents of former slaves, he went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Woodson was disturbed to find that history books largely ignored the black American population, so he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history. Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

The 2012 Black History Month Theme:

Photo: 1943, During WWII a factory worker is operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, in Tennessee, she is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber. Permission: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

On Campus:
MTSU has many events going on all across campus throughout the month of February. Click here to see a list of events.

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