Black History: More Than Just a Month
By: Amanda Anderson
For African Americans to have contributed so much to science, inventions, medicine, and civil rights; one month out of the year is just not good enough to celebrate Black History.
Throughout the history of our country, there have been countless numbers of African Americans that have made significant contributions to the foundation of America.
Even before we were taken from our native land, and divided due to slavery; our ancestors have a rich history that involves education, kings and queens, and even the very first doctors.
When we grew tired of being slaves, we took matters (and guns) in our own hands. Desperate for freedom, it took a real sister with a revolver to create an Underground Railroad to rescue blacks from slave masters.
Our ancestors were civilized before strangers came to “civilize” us and take us away. They would have you believe that we were barbarians, swinging from tree limbs, uneducated, and ignorant. However they won’t tell you that there were schools in Africa way before we were taken in bondage.
No matter how hard they fought to keep us from education, there were black leaders who fought hard enough so we could get an education and even learn to read. They say we still don’t read but there’s a 13 year old black boy currently pursuing two degrees at Morehouse College.
We are the same group of people who not only overcame slavery, we also overcame segregation. Four college students even had a sit-in at Woolworth’s so we could sit down wherever we wanted.
Yes, we had strong leaders. Leaders that made the whole nation listen. Although some were taken away, their dreams were realized even after their death. One man had a dream that we would be free and that 40 years later there would be a black president. 40 years later we have a black president. Never before has the white house had a black family.
Even now we are doing some amazing things. We are still leaving legacies in any industry imaginable, and taking full advantage of the opportunities around us.
One of the missions of Urban Belle™ is to celebrate African Americans 365 days out of the year.
We have chosen to create a magazine that will uplift our people and inspire our readers with each issue in every way possible.
We continuously celebrate the achievements of African American women in business, and produce content that will help our readers grow in more ways than one. We inform, inspire, and uplift in every article that we produce.
We love our Black people and we will continue to celebrate them each and every single day. You see, African Americans are still making history. And we are going to be around to celebrate them as we continue the legacy of such a brilliant group of people.