Monday, February 01, 2016
Happy Black History Month 2016!
It was the idea of Dr Carter G. Woodson, 'The Father Of Black History' who understood the importance of education and knowing our people's history in order to secure and expand our human rights and freedoms.
In 1915 Dr. Crater, recognizing the dearth of information about the accomplishments of African-American people, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. It's now call the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). The Houston chapter of it is named after my late godmother Pearl C. Suel. who was its longtime president.
Under Dr. Woodson visionary leadership, ASALH created research and publication outlets for Black scholars with the 1916 founding of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin in 1937.
For Black History Month 2016, we get 29 days this year since it is a leap year, but as far as I'm concerned, every month is Black History Month. And in the wake of a loud and wrong FOX negroid fembot calling for the end of Black History Month, it's more important than ever, especially to those of us in Black LGBT World.
ongoing inspirational and evolutionary story of Black trans people.
Happy Black History Month!