Black History Year Weekly Digest

black-history-yr-blackHere are the daily quotes/facts from our Black History Year Facebook Application for the past week:

February 6th, 1820. The first organized emigration back to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves.

February 7th, 1926. Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.

February 8th, 1925. Marcus Garvey entered federal prison in Atlanta. Students staged strike at Fisk University to protest policies of white administration.

Feb. 9: Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it. - Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Feb 10: Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa. -Marcus Garvey

Feb 11: I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together. -Marcus Garvey

Feb 12: In 1948 W.E.B. DuBois revised and restated his Talented Tenth theory first published in “The Negro Problem” in 1903 to address the failures of the self-serving Talented Tenth up to that point in time. His revised theory was called “The Guiding Hundredth” and was first addressed to the members of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

Feb 13: I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there. -Marcus Garvey]]>