February is National Black History Month
Did you know the month of February was chosen to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans
and coincide with
the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln?
Each week, during Sunday morning's worship service, the youth members provide little known Black History fact to the congregation.
These historical moments are designed to expand the knowledge, create an awareness, and give feelings of pride for those who set examples for us to follow.
The month long celebration concludes with a Soul Food luncheon on Saturday, February 27, 2016 and the entire congregation wearing its finest African attire during the February 28th Morning service.
Please join us as we honor the contributions of African Americans in U.S. history
DID YOU KNOW? ......
Feb. 1, 1865 The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress.
Feb. 2, 1948 President Truman urged Congress to adopt the Civil Rights program which included the start of a fair employment practices commission.
Feb. 3, 1920 The Negro Baseball League was founded.
Feb. 4, 1913 Rosa Parks was born.
Feb. 5, 1958 Clifton R. Wharton, Sr. was confirmed as the first Black to head a U.S. Embassy in Europe. He was confirmed as minister to Romania.
Feb. 6, 1867 Robert Tanner Jackson became the first African American to receive a degree in dentistry.
Feb. 7, 1926 Negro History Week was observed for the first time.
Feb. 8, 1986 Oprah Winfrey became the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
Feb. 9, 1971 Leroy "Satchel " Paige was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Feb. 9, 1995 Bernard Harris, Astronaut, walks in space.
Feb. 10, 1794 Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded.
Feb. 10, 1927 Leontyne Price, Opera singer was born in Laurel Mississippi.
Feb. 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela was freed from a South Africian prison after 27 yrs.
Feb. 12, 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
( NAACP) was founded.
Feb. 13, 1923 The first black professional basketball team, "The Renaissance", was organized.
Feb. 14, 1867 Morehouse College was organized in Augusta, GA. The college later moved to Atlanta, GA.
Feb. 15, 1968 Henry Lewis became the first black to lead a symphony orchestra in the United States.
Feb. 16, 1951 New York City Council passed a bill that prohibited racial descrimination in city-assisted housing developments.
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DID YOU KNOW?....
Pilgrim Baptist Church
1325 Barksdale RD
Newark, DE 19711