Black history Month Kick Off Celebration At The African American Civil War Museum On February 1, 2018
Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia )-A citywide celebration of Black History Month will kick off at the African American Civil War Memorial Museum in Washington DC on February 1st,.where former mayor of the District of Columbia, Pratt Dixon will make a key note speech and city Council Member Anita Bonds appears as a special guest. As seen in the flyer here above Sam ford of ABC will be the MC. The monthly celebration was founded by An African American Historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study for Negro Life and History. Initially they announced the 2nd week of February as ' Negro History Week '' because the birthday of Abraham Lincoln was on the 12th of February and Frederick Douglass on 14th of February according to Wikipedia. Woodson has a dedication statue in the shaw neighborhood where the African American Civil War Museum is located.
Carter G. Woodson's historic remark at the launching of ' History Week's launch "
"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. The American Indian left no continuous record. He did not appreciate the value of tradition; and where is he today? The Hebrew keenly appreciated the value of tradition, as is attested by the Bible itself. In spite of worldwide persecution, therefore, he is a great factor in our civilization."
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