Happy Birthday! January 2021, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Speech ( I Have A Dream )
Congratulations! to my handsome nephew and his new bride....... Love Always
Mr. & Mrs. Lee
"Tis the season for Giving
I hope you will continue your support with a gift this holiday season. Your gift today makes a big difference tomorrow and every day!
A message form Michele Hodges President & CEO
Belle Isle Conservancy
300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800
Detroit, MI 48207-5200
Origins of Black History Month:
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing 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.