Provided By The Board of Christian Education
“A Teaching Ministry Serving God’s People”
Mrs. Doris Jackson, Chairperson
Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), started Negro History Week in 1926, chosen in the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, which evolved into Black History Month in 1976.
Dr. Woodson devoted his entire life to bringing the achievements of his race to the world’s attention. He founded the Association For The Study of African American Life and History in 1915, and the Journal of Negro History in 1916. He published the Miseducation of the Negro in 1933. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASLAH) held its 102nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, September 2017.
“Every individual in the United States should study Black History. Without this knowledge, one’s historical perspective is fragmented, distorted and incomplete. While Black History shows the trials and tribulations experienced by African Americans, it more importantly celebrates the contributions, achievements and the overwhelming endurances of people.” Anonymous
The Board of Christian Education encourages us all to grow in our knowledge of this vital history. Please play the games below this reflection. We hope you learn something and share what you know with someone else. To learn more about the Board of Christian Education and its work, click the link to our page.
Mrs. Doris Jackson
A BLACK HISTORY MATCH GAME: PT 1
Test your knowledge and share what you found with someone else.
A BLACK HISTORY MATCH GAME: PT 2
Here are pictures of a few notable African-Americans. Can you match the faces to the names? Click the names to learn more about these pioneers.