February Black History Month 2008

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Black History Month 2008 Mr. Clutter VMS Library
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11/23/11 2 Introduction Carter G. Woodson was an African American historian, author, journalist and the Founder of Black History Month. He is considered the first to conduct a scholarly effort to popularize the value of Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity and left behind an impressive legacy. He was a member of the first black fraternity Sigma Pi Phi and a member of Omega Psi Phi as well. 1926 - began as Black History Week 1976 - established as Black History Month
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11/23/11 3 Famous Black Women Bessie Coleman: 1893 - 1926 First Black women pilot 1921 Wilma Rudolph: ►1940 - 1994 ►First American women to win 3 gold medals (1960) Marian Anderson: ►1897 - 1993 ►was denied the right to sing at Constitutional Hall – Washington DC
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11/23/11 4 Maya Angelou : ►1928 - ►Poet and writer {6 autobiographies}
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