Americans have recognized the observance of Black History since 1926, when it was called Negro History Week. This celebration came about to bring awareness to the world that African Americans have done some amazing things, and everyone should know about it. Think about the election of 2008, how great that story will be thirty years down the line, and will there be another African American president in that time? I sure hope so. Dr. Carter G. Woodson stands proud in the heavens, for he was the one who put forth the effort to see that all knew about the history of black America, and blacks all over the world. Today it is called Black History Month, and has been a month long celebration since 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration.
Continue to learn about your family history, and the history of African Americans at http://www.aawc.com/paa.html or visit your local library.
We still have two groups going every month. One is the Diabetic Support Group that meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2-4pm at Romnes Apartment, 540 W. Olin Ave. in the downstairs community room. And the Discussion Group meets at Quaker Housing, 2025 Taft St. (ring kitchen bell ) from 2-4pm, in the dining area. Topics vary each month for both groups, so watch for my bi-monthly newsletters or call me, Pam Bracey at 243-5252 ext 207.