February has been designated BLACK HISTORY MONTH. But we here at 3 Chics celebrate our history everyday, because African-American History is AMERICAN HISTORY!
To understand America and any other country, we must begin with Africa, pre slavery. While never forgetting this crime against humanity, Black people were and still are a MIGHTY people. We were kings and queens, mathematicians, scientist, and builders of great monuments.
Africa is the Cradle of Civilization
By Chiekh Anta Diop & Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Learning the true history of the world would provide a clear understanding of the many different contributions that came from various cultures and Peoples around the world. White supremacy has elevated the European culture while downplaying and attempting to destroy other cultures. Let’s look at the African culture and pay tribute to their awesome accomplishments in technology and math, which led to the establishment and maintenance of classic infrastructure. Then try to understand the exceptional manner in which they governed their affairs and the significance of their impact on the advancement of their civilization and these various cultures around the world.
According to Dr. Leaky, the European paleontologist who discovered Lucy, the oldest set of human bones ever found on this planet, Africa is the birthplace of the human family. According to Mendel, the European scientist who proved that dark genes are dominant and light genes are recessive, Africans are the original people, and the parents of all human beings. According to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the African prophet who brought a sense of self-worth to millions of Blacks in America, Black people are the original people and they have been on this planet for trillions of years. The original people were created in the image of God, and as Gods chosen people he gave them the knowledge to create and advance all of the arts and sciences, including the concepts of theory, time, language and structures. Those original people were very dark Black people. They called the land where they lived the home of the burnt and dark-skinned people. A place that is commonly known as Kemet among Black scholars. Source
For starters, here’s the history of the inception of Black History Month:
The History of Black History
by Elissa Haney
Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks 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.
Blacks Absent from History Books
We owe the celebration of Black History Month, and more importantly, the study of black history, to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born to parents who were former slaves, he spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at age twenty. He graduated within two years and later went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. The scholar was disturbed to find in his studies that history books largely ignored the black American population-and when blacks did figure into the picture, it was generally in ways that reflected the inferior social position they were assigned at the time.
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