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Lenape Celebrates Black History Month

We will be recognizing Black History Month with different quotes and sayings throughout February.  Black History Month was started in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson recognizing the achievements of African Americans in our country's history in February as it is the same birth month of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  Initially a week long, but changed in 1976 to a month long, focused on programs and activities celebrating and exploring the history of black Americans.

 

Friday Feb 1st

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, Feb 4th

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." ~ Confucius
 
Wednesday, Feb 6th

“I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences... I'm human, not perfect, like anybody else.” - Queen Latifah

Friday, Feb 8th

"Freedom is a system based on courage." ~ Harriet Tubman

Monday, Feb 11th

"Have a vision.  Be demanding." ~ Colin Powell

Wednesday, Feb 13th

“Don't listen to those who say, "It's not done that way." Maybe it's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say, "You're taking too big a chance." Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most importantly, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside of you rears its ugly head and says, "They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections…" I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect.” - Neil Simon

 

Thursday, Feb 14th

“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” - Henry David Thoreau​

Black History Month