Thank You, Mr. Woodson, for Black History Month

Thank You, Mr. Woodson, for Black History Month
Thank You, Mr. Woodson, for Black History Month

It’s that time of year again when we study our history. Thank you, Mr. Carter G. Woodson, for being the Father of Black History Month. February is the designated month but it’s also a wonderful thing when we take a little time and study our history every day. In order for us to get where we need to be we cannot forget where we came from. If we discuss only our victories and not our struggles we allow others to believe that you can win a war without engaging in battle. If we stand it’s because we stand on the backs of those who came before us.

We must cherish the ideal of a democratic and free society where all people live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. Let us keep working for justice and find strength to push through adversity. When we focus a little on our own history every day we are able to tell the world all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Charles Drew, Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, Emmett Till, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Collins, Cynthia Wesley, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

Dr. King gave all he had for the good of our nation. Once confined in an Alabama jail cell for eight days in April 1963, he composed one of his most passionate arguments for non-violent resistance. In his letter from the Birmingham Jail, he wrote that any law that degrades human personalities is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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