February is Black History Month

How Black History month became recognized in the month of February – I do not know. But, what I do know is, there are several ways to learn about and celebrate some of our nation’s history thanks to the Washington Post. They’ve listed five ways to commemorate the month and some are rather clever. For instance – stay out away from the big cities like Atlanta and Montgomery. Although, they can be filled with tons of information and history there are many discoveries to be made in smaller surrounding towns. Think about cities where some of black history’s notable figures like Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Harriet Tubman to name a few, had lived.

If you’ve got the dough and time a trip to Africa might be on your mind and according the list Ghana served as a major slave trading hub in the late 1400’s. So more specifically Ghana while you’re out east (or west depending on where you are coming from) and look into the Cape Coast Castle. If Africa’s out of your budget, flip open a book, take in a few facts and plan for next year!