BLACK HISTORY MONTH OBSERVED…

The month of February is known in America as BLACK HISTORY MONTH, and we will talk about the occasion. I understand the History Month is also acknowledged in the Virgin Islands, and I find that particularly interesting. I find it interesting because the advent of Black History Month was advanced by author and historian Carter G. Woodson, and its purpose is educational, as described in the name of the occasion. It was invented because black Americans constitute a minority population, and the history of black folk is not included in the public schools education curriculum…Although in many parts of the country public schools were predominantly comprised of black students, history and social studies classes taught Greco-Roman, European and American history, to the exclusion of Africa, and black American history.

MINUS the ROMANCE…