February marks Black History Month in American culture. Within today’s context, this time of the year has an even greater meaning for many in this country.
Ever since historian Carter G. Woodson sparked the global celebration of African-American achievement with the founding of Negro History Week in 1926, people across America – as well as Canada, the U.K. and many other places around the world – have set February aside as a time to reflect on the achievements of African Americans.
From the celebrated and anonymous heroes of the civil rights movement, the sum of these experiences have helped shape the world as it is today. Over time, Black History Month has evolved into a multifaceted celebration of the triumphs and recognition of the struggles – that define a resilient people, whose determination to overcome the forces of bigotry has allowed them to flourish.
In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Lynwood is recognizing a long list of inspirational African Americans.
Many of whom have played a key role in the world and American history for the month of February.
Be sure to catch it on the City’s social media pages.