Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month

03 February, 2018, 07:19 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Fort Valley State University celebrates Black History Month

Though meant to be used as a tool to help educate black people to their own magnificent history, the manner in which the information is often presented causes some of the very same people who should be celebrating the month to isolate themselves from it.

"I was raised in Ottawa and I don't ever remember reading about even one person of African descent in Canada in my school textbooks", said Cadogan.

Calling the month a "milestone", Mayor Jane Williams-Warren, "the girl from Alabama Avenue Projects", said in recognizing the contributions of the community that in Paterson "we don't just celebrate black history in February, we celebrate it 365 days a year". "I realized there's so much that my people have done it's empowering to realize that".

Fort Valley is a historic black university, or HBCU for short.

The month of February was chosen as Black History Month because coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln-both of which played a key role in gaining rights for African-Americans.


"To me, it looks like black history is world history, in my opinion".

Saturday, 1 p.m.: Opening celebration at Museum London with cultural groups showcasing their roots, art, crafts and services. S., with interactive workshops, activities and performances. "If you don't know who you are and where you come from you don't know where you are going". "But also other communities of color on why some communities act the way they do based on some of the stress and the genetic pass down from generation to generation".

"It's our history and our culture", Tyler Public Library Reference Librarian Connie Greer says".

An event Thursday night was a panel discussion about the origins of Black History Month.

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