Dr. Carter G. Woodson saw that dark schooling was loaded with voids. Woodson is the Dad of Dark History Month and the second African American to accept his PhD from Harvard College. By 1915, he took upon himself the assignment of making up for those shortfalls of information that individuals of color needed about themselves.
In 1926, Woodson laid out a yearly extended festival of dark history, then known as Negro History Week. The week he picked in February fell on the birthday events of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, men whom we have figured out how to connect with the consummation of bondage. In 1976, this seven day stretch of celebrating dark history was extended to the whole month of February. We celebrate dark history month in February on the grounds that Woodson, child of a previous slave, picked that month, not on the grounds that it is the briefest month in the year.
In observing Dark History Month, we ought to recall that there is as yet serious work to be finished. We ought to consider that school course books and projects just momentarily notice blacks in American history or scarcely notice Africans in world history. As per Dr, as a matter of fact. John Henrik Clarke, through prejudice, African history-that is, the vast majority of world history, has been efficiently altered out of our schooling. This is unequivocally the explanation Woodson laid out Negro History Week. In 1926, this was an extreme thought. The educational plan of training for individuals of color had been left in the possession of whites where it actually remains today.
Do you not see anything amiss with this?
In this country, both American and East Indians, Jews, Asians, Middle Easterners, Hispanics, and Caucasians, bunches that each actually communicate in their own dialects, generally, don’t leave the schooling of their kids completely in the possession of another culture; yet, African Americans whose predecessors were illegal a training, taboo to communicate in their African dialects, instructed that their African culture was underhanded until they figured out how to accept the untruth, who have had regardless have the most bad pictures that saturate American culture, inside the last thirty or so years, have pursued the cognizant choice to leave, practically completely, the historical backdrop of their way of life and their American encounters in the possession of the people who have the most to acquire by obliterating it-defenders of Western/American school systems.
Presently, I ask you, today, whose battled is it that an excessive number of our kids don’t have a clue about their set of experiences, however don’t have any desire to know it?
In 1933, Dr. Woodson saw this issue coming 100 miles not too far off. He foreshadowed it, spread it out, and guided us to forestall it. Just read his The Mis-instruction of the Negro. He said, “The main inquiry which concerns us here is whether these “informed” people (Negroes) are really prepared to confront the trial before them or unwittingly add to their own demise by propagating the system of the oppressor.”
Woodson realize that the force of a group lies in how they might interpret what their identity is and their capacity to pass this information down to their young. At the end of the day, your set of experiences is your organization of roots that plant you immovably on your establishment so you can remain steadfast and tall with your head held high. Nobody can knock you off of such an establishment.
Without concentrating on your set of experiences, who will recall your mom, your granddad, and your other precursors? Without esteeming your set of experiences and passing down a custom for concentrating on it, who will recollect you when you are no more? Maybe the best motivation to celebrate dark history month is to celebrate the amount you esteem yourself.