“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”
Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month, in 1915, established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History because he noticed that the role that blacks played in American history was missing or misrepresented. A year later, he established the Journal of Negro History now known as the Journal of African-American History.
By 1926, he proposed the observance of “Black History Week” in February to correspond with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. This observation became Black History Month. You can read more about Dr. Woodson’s great accomplishments at https://asalh.org/.
Today, we still struggle as Dr. Woodson did to make sure that the correct history of blacks is taught in our schools. Revisionist historians casually change and alter history to cover-up ideology and atrocities committed by the real villains in history.
As David Barton wrote, “The rewriting of history in any area is possible only if: (1.) the public does not know enough about specific events to object when a wrong view is introduced; or (2.) the discovery of previously unknown historical material brings to light new facts that require a correction of the previous view…especially a revision of historical events and movements is successful through the first means.” http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=92
Facts count and are the antidote to historical revisionism. The Yocum African-American History Association is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the events which shaped the lives and contributions of African-Americans. Through partnerships, the Yocum African-American History Association is committed to researching, documenting, preserving and disseminating information on the history of the African-American community in the United States of America from the era of slavery until modern times. Our goal is to promote awareness of the restored integrity of African-American history through the use of online courses, seminars, workshops, special events, and individual oral presentations.
The Yocum African-American History Association is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit association founded by Sandra K. Yocum and co-founded by Frances Presley Rice.