Black History month, began by Carter G Woodson as Negro History Week, began in 1926 and was celebrated the second week of February. That week was chosen because of the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, two people he felt had made a great impact in social condition of Black Americans.
While many people feel that the need for an entire month dedicated to the education of one race of people has far outlived its usefulness, especially in the wake of the Election of President Obama and our new “post racial” society. But I believe that there can never be enough education in general and that education about Blacks in American history continues to be lacking. So Derrick’s Window will celebrate Black history month. I invite you to join in.