You don't know where you're going until you know where you've been...
Every four years we have the opportunity to enjoy an extra day in February. A 29th day in February means an extra day to reflect on Black History month.
View Woman's ultimate goal is to empower and to create a positive image. In a world where race is still a relevant issue, we can only hope that our presence is creating thought provoking conversations that lead to change.
Black History month was originally created as Negro History week in February 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Achievements of African Americans are the reason for the time of reflection. Great or small - any feat accomplished to further the advancement of our presence in our country is worth celebrating.
We admonish you to continue to uncover those that have served in your local community. Once you've discovered something or someone, don't forget to share what you've found.
It's been several centuries since we were first planted in an unknown land without our consent. The sacrifices that were made by many became their life sentence. It is up to us to make sure those sacrifices are not forgotten. We've come a long way from being owned like property; from regularly beaten, raped, and murdered for no other reason than being black; from being forbidden to educate ourselves; from being unable to own our own land and work for ourselves, but there is still work to do.
Always be a part of the solution, strive to make changes in your own community, and be proud of who you are and where you've come from.