We are Black History!

We are Black History everyday! We are grateful for this month and celebrate our history everyday through the strides we make in honor of our communities and our ancestors!

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History, was born in 1875 near New Canton VA. He was the son of former slaves. In 1912, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
In 1915, he and friends established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. A year later, the Journal of Negro History, began the quarterly publication. In 1926, Woodson proposed and launched the annual February observance of Negro History Week, which became Black History Month in 1976. It is said that he chose February for the observance because February 12th was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and February 14th was the accepted birthday of Frederick Douglass. Dr. Woodson was the founder of Associated Publishers, the founder and editor of the Negro History Bulletin, and the author of more than 30 books. His best known publication is The Mis-Education of the Negro, originally published in 1933 and still pertinent today. He died in 1950, but Dr. Woodson’s scholarly legacy goes on.

On this Day in Black History

On February 1, 1960, four freshmen from North Carolina A&T State University walked downtown and “sat-in” at the whites-only lunch counter at Woolworth’s. They did not leave until it closed that day.

Who were they? Four Black college (NCA&TSU) freshmen, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond, sat down at a “whites-only” Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service.

🗣Aggie Pride!!

The rest, is OURstory!

#NCATfour #greensborofour #civilrights #HBCU #aggiefour #aggiepride #aandtfour

Also, on this day in history…

Feb. 1, 1865 – The 13th Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery,
was adopted by the 38th Congress.

Feb. 1, 1902 – Langston Hughes, a famous
poet, was born this day in Joplin, Mo.

Feb. 1, 1926 – What is now known as Black
History Month was first celebrated on this
date as Negro History Week by Carter G.
Woodson. It became a month long
celebration in 1976.

I had the honor of meeting the A&T Four, also known as the Greensboro Four, and did a documentary about them with Dr. Styles for PBS during my Sophomore year in Aggieland. It was a great experience!🔥

A special thank you to our allies who are also a part of OURstory! We appreciate you!

We are truly in this together! ✊🏽
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