Recently we did a search on Black History Month in Google and to my shock 12,470,000 websites were provided on the target. To my discouragement, from the leading 10 sites, hardly any was stated regarding the Founder of Black History Month (formerly Negro Record Week) Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Even much less was stated about why it was developed to begin with.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson made just what is now referred to as Black History Month not simply to add “The Negro” into record, but to rewrite just what had actually been created of him. In his classic work, “The Mis-education of the Negro” Dr. Woodson specifics just how in nearly every training and subject in institution The Negro is represented as substandard if depicted whatsoever. His special skills and gifts were never ever highlighted in a means that would certainly make him really feel equal as a member of a multicultural culture. And, in the majority of courses, it was instructed that The Negro had actually contributed nothing of worth to civilizations present or previous. Dr. Woodson started Negro History week to infuse the Negro with an effective self-image and worldview that would make him want to combine and become a positive interject the advancement of his people.
Below we are today in 2014, 82 years from the inception of Negro Record Week. Can we share that the spirit of Dr. Carter G. Woodson still exists in Black History Month? Dr. Carter G. Woodson wanted Negro History week to inspire us to work together to make the Black Family at the very least equivalent to other cultures fiscally, socially, culturally, politically and in education.
He authored over 18 books and magazines dealing with the Life and Past of the Negro. He began the Association for the Research study of Negro Life, which posted the Journal of Negro Life. And, he founded Negro Past Week now know of as Black Past Month.
He completed all the above to infuse in us a need for uniformity. And, for we all to end up being a positive interject the development of Black property owner. Instructor, Chronicler, Business owner, Writer and Author, Dr. Carter G. Woodson is the Spirit of Black Past month and should be kept in mind as such. Once in a while it’s good to search the records an uncover little errors in the history timeline. Black History Month is a proud time for all.