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Black History

It’s Black History Month! This page is dedicated to posts involving the advancement and history of Black culture in the world. Students may submit posts regarding Black history and culture to The Main Street Journal for review and to be posted.

What Year Did Black History Month Become Official?

February 13, 2018 2:56pm | Darius lyons

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson. By the late 1960s, thanks in part […]

Black History Fact: Jack Johnson

February 12, 2018 7:21pm | Camron Thompson

 Jack Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer who became the first African-American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. He held onto the belt until 1915.

Black History Month

February 12, 2018 7:03pm | Anthony Gomez

Why is Black History Month in February? It started out as just being called the “Negro History Week” in 1926 in the second week of February by Carter G. Woodson. The reason for this was because on February 12th and 14th were celebrated for what […]

Black History Month: Unrecognized Historic African-American Figures Series pt.2

February 12, 2018 6:23pm | Vanessa Roachè

Black History month is a celebration and remembrance of Black excellence. It is held in the month of February, and is observed (recognized) by the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. In this month, we remember all of the African-American figures that contributed […]

What black history means to me

February 12, 2018 6:13pm | Darius Lyons

Black history to me is a month all about us. It lets us celebrate our accomplishments and the sacrifices we had to take. It’s important to me because they showed us what we could be and what we can strive for no matter what the […]

Black history

February 11, 2018 6:39pm | Patricia Daniel

BLACK HISTORY MONTH Black History Month begins in 1915, This started after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” The historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Mayors of cities across the country […]

BEYA Field Trip

February 11, 2018 6:06pm | Jalia Williams

Yesterday, February 9th. The Charles Herbert Flowers PLTW and AFJROTC students when to a convention called BEYA which stands for “Black Engineering Youth Awards.” We were there 8:30 am till 8 pm. There were many colleges and programs there giving information about their programs. We […]

Initiating Change

February 11, 2018 4:53pm | Manuel A. Morillo

Recently, our community has faced tough times. Black lives seem to be valued as less than those of our non-colored neighbors.  Death is rampant and no one seems to care. People seem to have forgotten their worth and the power they hold. This has been […]

Black Lives Matter!

February 10, 2018 7:48pm | Christopher Jenkins

Do black lives matter? The fact of the matter is that black lives should matter because black people are human and they are just like anyone else in this world we live in today.  People make black people seem evil and look bad in the […]

Black History Month Showcase: Artwork

February 10, 2018 12:10am | Anuoluwapo Adepegba

During the month of February, students at C.H. Flowers High School will be given the opportunity to showcase their artwork in honor of Black History Month. This artwork is meant to empower African Americans. The link below must be filled out in order to participate […]