[NFBP-BlindParents] Chat & Chew with the Keystone Chapter - Topic: Black History Month - Thursday, 02.24.2022 at 7pm EST
stacie.leap at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 19:18:15 UTC 2022
The Keystone Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of
Pennsylvania is back once again for our monthly Chat & Chew series! Our
amazing host of the night will be no other than our Secretary, Simon
We will be discussing topics relating to Black History Month! Please
consider coming to our virtual Zoom and discuss the amazing accomplishments
of Black Americans throughout our history.
*Chat & Chew with the Keystone Chapter!*
*Topic: *Black History Month
*Date: *Thursday, February 24, 2022
*Time: *7pm - 8pm EST
*Location: *Zoom information provided below the fun fact!
*Fun Fact! *
*Did you ever wonder why February is considered Black History Month? *
Here is an article from National Geographic for Kids that explains it!
Below is the snippet of the article:
"In 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of
Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson
co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. In
1926, the group declared the second week of February as “Negro History
Week” to recognize the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history.
Few people studied Black history and it wasn't included in textbooks prior
to the creation of Negro History Week.
This week was chosen because it includes the birthdays of both Frederick
Douglass, an abolitionist (someone who wanted to end the practice of
enslaving people), and former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. President
Lincoln led the United States during the Civil War, which was primarily
fought over the enslavement of Black people in the country. Many schools
and leaders began recognizing the week after its creation.
The week-long event officially became Black History Month in 1976 when U.S.
president Gerald Ford extended the recognition to “honor the too-often
neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor
throughout our history.” Black History Month has been celebrated in the
United States every February since."
1st Vice President, Keystone Chapter of the National Federation of the
Blind of Pennsylvania
stacie.leap at gmail.com | 215.776.6741
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