Black Ancestors : Black History Month: Why February?

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    .......According to Carter G. Woodson, it was primarily Douglas' unknown birthday in February, which prompted the particular month we currently celebrate...


    Black History Month: Why February?

    Black History Month recognizes Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, major figures in African-American history who were both born in February. Since 1976, it's become a national tradition, inspiring Women's History Month, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and American Indian...



    http://news.yahoo.com/video/whoknew-19124225/black-history-month-why-february-28224384.html


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    African Nurse Saved GIs at Battle of Bulge

    By Martin King
    Courtesy of Army News Service
    It was a bitterly cold winter morning when Augusta Chiwy's tram pulled into Brussels Central train station, Dec. 16, 1944.
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    The aid station where Augusta Chiwy volunteered on the Rue Neaufchateau in Bastogne, Belgium, was destroyed by German bombs on Christmas Eve 1944, killing 30 American soldiers. U.S. Army photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available.

    On that very same day at 5:30 a.m., green troops of the 106th Golden Lion Division were rudely awakened from their winter sojourn by a hellish barrage of incoming artillery shells, "screaming meemies," accompanied by the menacing rumble of Tiger and Panther tanks on the move. Just over the German/Belgian border, out in an area known as the Schnee Eifel, three German armies had assembled almost under the noses of the allies.
    Brussels was still alive with commuters going about their daily routines when Chiwy arrived at the train station. She had been working at St. Elizabeth General Hospital in the Flemish town of Louvain and was on her way to visit relatives in Bastogne.

    Chiwy noticed an inexplicable sense of urgency in many of the assembled passenger's demeanors as she boarded the train for Namur about 30 miles south of Brussels. The train stopped there, and passengers wishing to go to the next destination were herded into open cattle trucks and taken as far as Marche. From there, Chiwy hitched a ride from a GI who took her to the center of Bastogne.
    http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=62883




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    Nurse Augusta Chiwy, left, talks with author and military historian Martin King moments before receiving an award for valor from the U.S. Army, in Brussels, Monday. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

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    Glad to hear it...hear is another good one.

     
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    .......Now this is vintage noor100, and perfect for the occasion, for real....thanks again my sister friend.


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    .......Its very hard to believe this takes place during Black History Month...smh:

    Park Service to remove inscription on MLK Memorial
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service announced plans Friday to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and replace it with a full quotation from the civil rights leader — a move the memorial project's architect said would "destroy" the monument.

    Critics including the poet Maya Angelou, had said the paraphrase didn't accurately reflect King's words. It reads, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." Angelou had said the shortened phrase made King sound like an "arrogant twit."

    Asked whether there could be any way to remove the inscription, Jackson said, "without destroying it, no."
    http://news.yahoo.com/park-remove-inscription-mlk-memorial-210343602.html


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    Update replacing the above links gone bad:

    In 1926, Dr. Woodson initiated the celebration of Negro History Week, which corresponded with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, this celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, and today Black History Month garners support throughout thecountry as people of all ethnic and social backgrounds discuss the black experience. ASALH views the
    promotion of Black History Month as one of the most important components of advancing Dr. Woodson’s legacy.

    http://www.asalh.org/woodsonbiosketch.html

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