Celebrating The Legacy
To celebrate the legacy is to celebrate the individual and the harvest of the seeds that the individual has sown. As I transitioned from an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) where black history was everyday to a PWI (Predominately White Institution) where every holiday was celebrated but when it came to the month of February it pretty silent. I understood the importance not just celebrating history but being the seed that blossoms into all that my ancestors dreamed of.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson is the legacy that we celebrate. He was a force to be reckoned with, he was one where he challenges the status quo and forced people to THINK and think strategically and for yourself. He spent his life work studying and educating others about African American experience. According to history.com, "Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans."
Dr. Carter G. Woodson aka "The Father of Black History" left his legacy behind for us to celebrate not just during the month of February but in any and every month throughout the year.
Allow me to ask you, King |Allow me to ask you, Queen.
What's your story?
How are you making history ?
You can be making history within your family, your career, and the communities in which you serve. Do not underestimate the impact you have on others.
As we go through the month of February, I would like to challenge you to think about your legacy, think about what you have done and who lives have you changed. Lastly, think about the people who went before you and sacrificed for you to enjoy today's luxuries.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson worked to bring the history that others are striving to erase. We are our forefathers wildest dreams and imaginations. We are MAGIC.
I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me- Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
Learn more about the legacy of the Father of Black History with the links below: