HBCU Buzz Black History Month Tribute 

Since 1976, Black History Month has been recognized by each President of the United States. During the month of February, the country embraces this federal holiday and the heritage and indelible contribution made by African Americans. Not only is this month a tribute to black culture, it is a month-long celebration of black history. Decades ago when Dr. Carter G. Woodson and several prestigious black leaders founded Negro History Week, who knew it would grow to be a federal holiday.

Black history month can never compensate for the centuries of free labor, psychological warfare, systematic oppression, or the lingering effects that plague the African American community daily, but it can empower and uplift the most criticized and mistreated race in the nation by providing a reminder of the resilience of African Americans’ ancestors. 

This year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Black History Month. 2016 marks a special time for Black History Month being the turn of the century, the 101-year anniversary of Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH has selected the annual theme “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories” to bring attention to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and the more than twenty-five sites and the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom that are part of America’s hallowed grounds, including the home of the father of black history, Dr. Carter G. Woodson. 

During a time when the justice system / public servants that have sworn to protect and serve vivid fall short of their promise, though somehow legally avoid justice, the purpose of Black History Month intensifies and becomes an even more crucial tradition. Martyrs named Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, and countless others were not slain in vain. This February, celebrate a legacy of strength, purpose, poise, and faith

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