Published: Feb 17 2017 12:00AM
February is Black History Month, recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans throughout history.
Historian and writer Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), and helped to promote and sponsor a national Negro History week in 1926. They chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.
President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."
Montgomery College recognizes the many contributions of our African American faculty, students, and staff.
In honor of African-American History Month, Professor Karl Smith and Cinder Barnes will lead discussion titled "The Legacy and the Burden of History" a conversation with Rion Amilcar Scott, author of Insurrections, which takes place in a fictional town in Silver Spring. To get information on the lecture, click here: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/details.php?id=78083. This program fulfills the multicultural awareness/ diversity training requirement. To reserve space, contact Heather.Satrom@montgomerycollege.edu