What is Black History Month?
- The month of February is dedicated to highlighting the achievements, history, and contributions of African Americans in the United States.
- We celebrate it in February because it is the birthday month of Federick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln! Federick Douglas was an abolitionist (someone who wanted to end the practice of enslaving people) and Abraham Lincoln was a former U.S. President who fought against slavery in the United States.
- Black History Month started off as Black History Week in 1926 but in 1976 Black History Week became BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!
Black History Month Notable Icons
Lauren Cox - LGBQT+ ACTIVIST, ACTRESS
Serena Williams - Tennis Player G.O.A.T (Greatest of ALL TIME)!
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar- POLITICIAN
Beyoncè - MUSICIAN, ACTRESS
Richard Pryor- COMEDIAN, WRITER, ACTOR
Muhammad Ali AKA "The Greatest" - BOXER, ACTIVIST, PHILANTHROPIST
Maya Angelou- POET, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Colin Kapernick- ATHLETE, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - MINISTER, ACTIVIST, LEADER
Michelle Obama - Former FLOTUS (First Lady Of the United States), ATTORNEY, AUTHOR
Barack Obama- FORMER POTUS (President of the United States)
Dr. Missy-Johnson- SCHOOL COUNSELOR
Black History Month Activity:
What Does Black History Month Mean to YOU?
Children's Books to Celebrate Black History Month
Black History Is American History! Everyday is an opportunity for us to learn, reflect and appreciate the the lives of our fellow Black peers, educators, and leaders! Together we continue to learn from one another! So be brave, love, seek to understand and remember we are all leaders! We can impact the world and create change
Hello! My name is Arianna Adame! I am a School Counselor intern from Georgia State University! I am learning how to become a school counselor with the mentorship of Dr. Johnson!! I will be at Still until April 2021 and I graduate from GSU May 22'! I am super excited and grateful for the opportunity to be here! This is my first blog, I hope you enjoy!