February is more than just candy

Wade Young, Montgomery Messenger

February is known for Valentine’s Day, heart boxes, roses, and cards proclaiming enduring love.

It is also known for something a lot more important than candy hearts and chocolate.

February 1 to March 1 is Black History Month.

Historian Carter G. Woodson, the second Black man to earn a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, launched “Negro History Week” in February 1926. He wanted to popularize Black history so ALL Americans,...

To read more on this story, pick up the February 18, 2021 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger.


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