8. February, 2016News No comments

This month is Black History Month.  Magnolia will be observing Black History Month with a program during the 10:45 am service on February 28.  Youth Ministry is asking everyone to wear African inspired clothing on this day in honor of Black History Month.

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African-Americans.  The theme is for 2016 is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Black History Month began in 1926 as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson who launched Negro History Week in 1926.  Woodson proclaimed that Negro History Week should always occur in the second week of February – between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Since 1976, every American president has proclaimed February as Black History Month.  Today, other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom also devote an entire month to celebrating black history.

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