Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories
Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans. Every year since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided a theme for Black History Month. This year, the theme is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”
Click the link below for the Presidential Proclamation for 2016.
Click the link below for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
Click the link below for a calendar of Black History Month Celebrations
Black History Month Kickoff
The CMSD Black History Month Kickoff was held Thursday, February 4th at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School, featuring National Negro League Baseball Historians, Larry Lester and Robert Page.
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African Childrens Choir
The African Childrens Choir performed at Columbus High School on February 8, 2016.
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