Black People : The Real Deal about Father's Day is Surprising

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... The Real deal about Father's Day is surprising


    Ironically, it all began on June 19, 1910. Most of you are aware that Juneteenth is our day:





    The fact that Sonora started the celebration for her Dad in the YMCA on June 19, 1910 startles me somewhat, though noteworthy, but those are the facts.



    Father's Day

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    History

    Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. There were other persons in the US who independently thought of "Father's Day",[1][2]but the credit for the modern holiday is often given to Sonora Dodd,[2]who was the driving force behind its establishment.[3]
    Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas.[3] Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.[3][4] Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.[3] After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them.[3] Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.[1][2]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father's_Day#cite_note-Schmidt_276-3


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    Thanks for the update!!

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    Thanks for the props, bro., yvw.

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