Published: Fri, February 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Road Trip to Civil War Museum: Black History Month

Road Trip to Civil War Museum: Black History Month

The goal of Black History Month this year is to celebrate local talent and recognize the achievements of African-Americans throughout history.

Speakers, dancers and community members will explore black history at events this month at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

Black History Month was created to steer attention to a much-neglected part of our national history. Meant to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln, the celebration promoted the organised study of African America, which Woodson felt had been "overlooked, ignored and even suppressed by writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them". This picture is part of the AAHCS exhibit "Unsung Heroes: Black Shipyard Workers, 1940-1945" in the Second Floor Gallery at the African American Art and Culture Complex.

The selected film this year, "Selma", will be shown at the Armory Sports Center on February 7. "We're doing ourselves a disservice by not engaging in other cultures and learning about them especially when we're expecting people of those identities and of those cultures to educate us completely". "It is important to remember the inequities of our past and present". He published more than 30 books and founded a number of journals honoring and documenting the history of African Americans.

Multicultural Student Affairs is celebrating Black History Month with a focus on the accomplishments, culture and contribution of African-Americans in history and to this day.

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The library's archives and special collections are celebrated, and they include all of James Meredith's papers; however, many students don't realize they are so recognized, according to Amy Gibson, African-American studies librarian.

With everything that is going on is the world today, we need to embrace the history that benefited America as a whole.

"We walk on ground that still bears evidence of slavery and resistance to segregation".

Woodson is now considered the "Father of Black History" because of those efforts, as well as the lengths he went at the time to correct misrepresentations of black people to predominantly white scholars.

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