Pilgrim Celebrates 102nd Anniversart
Pilgrim Celebrates 102nd Anniversart

Celebrate Black History Month

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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