February 7, 2009
By Latrice W.
83 years ago, Black History was once called “Negro History Week.” Although black people have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books. But thanks to Dr. Carter G. Woodson, it was given a whole new meaning. Dr. Woodson was the son of two slaves; worked in a coal mine at young age and enrolled into high school, then moved on to get his Ph. D. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as a way to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history.
Since then, there have been more additions to the history books that showcase black people making a change throughout history and more. Today many people are showcasing history through art on many things. But what stands out more is a Tee with a true meaning.