Essay On Black History Month

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Every year during the month of February the nation celebrates Black History Month. Many Americans wonder why there is a Black History month. What makes African Americans distinctive from all other Americans. Black History month or National African American month originated from the Negro Week. The cofounders of this organization were Carter G. Woodson, George Cleveland Hall, W.B. Hartgrove, Alexander L. Jackson, and James E. Stamps. Harvard graduate named Carter G. Woodson who promoted a national celebration of black contribution. He selected the second week of February during which Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas had celebrated their birthdays. He called it Negro Week (Horton 3). The Association for the study of Negro life and history …show more content…
Carter G. Woodson, George Cleveland Hall, W.B. Hartgrove, Alexander L. Jackson, and James E. Stamps. Carter G. Woodson was known as the “Father of Black History” because of the outstanding position he held in the American History. Carter G. Woodson was born in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, to former slaves Anne Eliza and James Henry Woodson. Although his parents could neither read nor write, Carter G. Woodson gave recognition to his father for pushing him all his life. Carter G. Woodson later on in life achieved many of his goals. Carter G. Woodson was the second African American to graduate from Harvard University in 1912 with his PhD in History. Carter G. Woodson have inspired many Americans through his journals. From 1916 for nine years Woodson wrote on topics dealing with the study of African Americans lives and historical events that occurred. Nine years was a long time to write about African Americans and not get any acknowledgement from the Americans who obviously under value black …show more content…
African Americans have invented the ice cream scoop, portable receptacle support, Performed First Open Heart Surgery, Surgical Tools, Improved Techniques for Blood Storage, Automatic Refrigeration System, Laser Removal, the extensive list of inventions is a reason why Black History should be celebrated all year long and not only on the month of February. African Americans have served a great contribute to the world of science as well. Benjamin Banneker was an African American astronomer, mathematician and author who constructed America’s first functional clock. Charles Drew an African American physician, surgeon and medical researcher was known as the inventor of the blood bank. Ernest Everett Just an African American biologist and author known for his work on egg fertilization and the structure of the cell. Garrett Morgan an African American inventor who made both the first traffic signal invention and the first patented gas mask. African Americans have given a great contribution to making the nation of America

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