Black History Month Is Every Month
Black History Month is every month!
Black History month originally began as "Negro History Week" and was founded by Carter G. Woodson. n 1926, Woodson pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week", designated for the second week in February, to coincide with marking the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Woodson attended the University of Chicago, where he was awarded an A.B. and A.M. in 1908. He was a member of the first black professional fraternity Sigma Pi Phi and a member of Omega Psi Phi. He completed his PhD in history at Harvard University in 1912, where he was the second African American (after W. E. B. Du Bois) to earn a doctorate. His doctoral dissertation, The Disruption of Virginia, was based on research he did at the Library of Congress while teaching high school in Washington, D.C. After earning the doctoral degree, he continued teaching in public schools, later joining the faculty at Howard University as a professor, and served there as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Carter G. Woodson has done many things to help open the eye's of people all over the world, and one of his best known works, "The Miseducation of the Negro" to this day is still regarded as not only relevant, but incredibly insightful. In the Miseducation of the Negro Woodson wrote "If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks you do not have to worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told and if you can make a man believe that he is justly an outcast, you don’t have to order him to the back door, he will go to the back door on his own and if there is no back door, the very nature of the man will demand that you build one."
In honor of Carter G. Woodson who opened many doors O.U.R is having a raffle to help raise money for future community activities that are geared towards bringing people together. Please click the link on this page to purchase your raffle tickets. The drawing will be held on 3/1 at 8pm.
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Black History Month is Every Month Raffle Information
Prizes: 2 sets of movie tickets
3 Little Leaders
Bold Women in Black History Children's books
Raffle Tickets Purchase Dates:
Prizes Drawing Date and Time:
3/1/18 @ 8pm est
To purchases your $5 raffle ticket please click the link below
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