February is Black History Month and this is a time that we at Sweet Blackberry truly cheris. Please join us as we help educate the American people about African-American heritage and celebrate reputable achievement. As many of you know, this is what our organization is all about.
To give a little insight on how this month of celebration came to be, in 1926, Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, launched Negro History Week, chosen in the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. It would later evolve into Black History Month in 1976. Although at Sweet Blackberry we celebrate Black History every day of the year, during the month of February we are really aiming to help educate, inspire and get the word out.
Along with that, we have put together a list of different activities and events taking place in all different areas of the country where you can remember, learn, celebrate and share. Check that out here.
If you have children and are looking for true and inspiring stories to share with them, check out Sweet Blackberry’s “Garrett’s Gift” narrated by Queen Latifah, or “The Journey of Henry Box Brown” narrated by Alfre Woodard. We also encourage you to check out our past blogs highlighting some truly amazing, trail-blazing, historical figures including, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Zora Neale Hurston, and Sojourner Truth.
All in all, we hope to encourage all of you to take the time to learn, share and celebrate Black History not only this month, but every month.