Black History Challenge
We owe the celebration of Black History Month to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Distrubed that history books largely ignored the many of contributions made by African American, Woodson decided to take on the challenge of writing African Americans into the nation’s history. In 1915 he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now known as the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History), and a year later founded the widely respected Journal of Negro History. In 1926, Woodson launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of African Americans thoughout American History. Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marked the birthday’s of two men who greatly influenced the African American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
I am pleased to announce that James Ivory is the winner of this year's Black History Challenge with a total of 23 points.
Over the past 20 days the Black History Challenge questions have celebrated inventors, entrepreneurs, sports, legislation, history, labor unions, writers, designers, actors, government, armed services, cosmetics, beauty and much more.
Black History Challenge Question Archive available here
I hope each of you have enjoyed this small celebration and thank you for participating.