Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded what was then known as Negro History Week in 1926 to acknowledge the contributions of people of African descent. Why was this important? Today there are some who want to argue that it is not important and that there should be no such thing as Black History Month. Then there is the other extreme where it is felt that every ethnic or special interest group must have a month to acknowledge their particular interest.

The reason for African –American or Black History Month is because of the false doctrine of White supremacy which is the reason for racism. Racist historians wiped out the achievements of people of African descent. They distorted history by first, splitting humanity into different “racial” caste, putting “Whites” on the top of the caste system then promoting the notion that civilization was an invention of “whites” and that “Blacks” and other people of color where uncivilized.

This totally opposite of the truth which records that not only did mankind originate in Africa but practiced an highly complex culture and had advanced technology which was spread through out the world.

The idea that was promoted by “race inventors” Carol Linnaeus and Johann Blumenbach that each of the separate so-called races of humanity originated each separately in a continent is baseless as history reveals that dark skinned people are indigenous to every inch of the globe.

As we continue to evolve as a global family, true understanding is vital for the survival of the humanity.

Dr. Woodson’s most famous book, THE MISEDUCATION OF THE NEGRO, highlighted the need for African-Americans to develop independent educational institutions that are designed for our needs. The work of Dr. Woodson is carry on by an organization he co-founded, Association for The Study of African-American Life and History (ASLAH). (the name “Negro” was used originally before being replaced by “African-American” in 1973).

 

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