What is Black History Month?

It’s February 1, 2018, the beginning of Black History Month. This is an opportunity to find out more about black history. This month, FTL will delve into our history before slavery by encouraging readers to share links or stories.

At a time when black lives are under attack, it’s imperative we come together and understand who we are.

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What is Black History Month?

The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Black History Month grew out of Carter G. Woodson “Negro History Week,”

 in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.”[1] This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.[1]

Since 1976,  the month of February has been officially designated Black History Month by every US President.   Other countries including Canada and the UK also celebrate a month of Black history
What is Black History Month?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_History_Month

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Black History Month: Words of Harriet Tubman

Black History Month: Words of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) born in Maryland was one of the earliest Civil Rights Activists, Abolitionist and Feminist. She was a strong-willed, courageous woman who received her education from the School of Life. Here are some favorite quotes:

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NAME: Harriet Tubman
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist
BIRTH DATE: c. 1820
DEATH DATE: March 10, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH: Dorchester County, Maryland
PLACE OF DEATH: Auburn, New York
ORIGINALLY: Araminta Harriet Ross
NICKNAME: Minty
NICKNAME: Moses
NICKNAME: General Tubman

Maya Angelou: I’ve Learned

Maya Angelou | Black history month

I’ve Learned

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size             maya angelou But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. ~Maya Angelou