Do you know the real meaning of Black History Month?
Because it is celebrated in February, does not mean its the only month history was made by African Americans.
According to Wikipedia, The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.”
From Martin Luther King, Jr. who marched for civil and human rights that are being violated in this modern day to Dr. Mae C. Jemison who became the first black female astronaut to Thurgood Marshall to Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton who broke the glass ceiling for women, you will find all the historical events by African Americans.
I recently stumbled upon the African American Heritage Trail in Martha’s Vineyard. After much research I found this is where the wealthy African Americans vacationed before travel became so popular. They were able to retrace the steps of their ancestors and continue to keep it alive in history. It is well worth your while to learn more and visit the Heritage Trail. Tours range from $15.00 to $75.00 The complete tour includes each island town:
Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, Aquinnah, Chilmark and Menemsha Village.
Many credits go to Black Market.com for providing such comprehensive data and information on African American history. We would be amiss if we did not give accolades of praise to The Black History Month for their contributions to African American History.