✊🏾 Black History Month ~ Celebrating African Americans
Hope everyone is doing safe and well! It's February, and the whole month of February is Black History Month!
After an assembly on racism (that was unfortunately zoom bombed) and a U.S. History report, I had the idea to make this Black History Month site which shows some important Black people who changed history. I also took this time to practice a bit of
HTML CSS (though it isn't thaaa good lol).
What is Black History Month?
Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is a period of time where to recognize their important role in the United States history.
How did it start?
It started in 1915, 50 years after the the Thirteenth Amendment was signed in 1865. As you probably know, the Thirteenth Amendment ablished and made slavery illegal in the United States.
So in September of 1915, the historian Carter G. Woodson as well as the minister Jesse E. Moorland created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) which was devoted to research and and promote achievements by people of African American descent.
In 1926, the organisation chose the second week of February (which coincided with Abraham Lincoln's, 16th president of the United States, and Frederick Douglass', an abolitionist, birthdays). This event inspired other schools and communities in the whole nation to organize local celebrations, with lectures, performances, and more.
In the following decades, mayors of cities began to also recognize this Black History Week, and in the 1960s, with the civil rights movement, it evolved into Black History Month.
What's this site about?
This site talks about and shows 19 important African Americans who played an important role in the United States. It'll show their name, a picture of them, who they were and a quote.
You might recognize and know some of these people, but some of them might be new to you! There shall be civil rights activist, singers, sports players, buisness owners, etc. You'll see familiar names like Martin Luther King Jr, Michael Jackson, and Maya Angelou, and some lesser-known folks like Robert Abbott, Madam C.J. Walker, or Thurgood Marshall.
You can also hover over the different textblocks and images to see them move.
If you have any other important people that I might have missed out that you think are important, comment them down below with a link about them and I'll try to add them!
Well, that's about all! Open the site in a new tab, and make it fullscreen or as big as possible to enjoy it the best!
- Have a great day everyone!
👋 Au revoir, and have a great end of February!
PS: (Yes, I've said last year I'd soon post a Pizza Making game, I kinda forgot about it lol and I'll try to finalize it when possible)
PPS: (Yes, there's also a Typing Speed Program I've made, that'll also probably soon be published!)
Edit: set the width to try and make it a bit less messed up, thanks to @BobTheTomatoPie! :D
Hi @CodingCactus here, I have locked this post as the comments are getting out of hand, and are not in line with the intentions of this repl talk post.
I have spoken with the creator of the post and he agrees with my decision. I just wanted to let you all know why this has happened.
Hope you all have a good day and keep making more awesome stuff!
We shouldn't hear about racism or movements like this because there shouldn't be! We should already have equal rights!
@Bookie0 I fear this sounds racist tho :(
In reality, we should have human history, because no human should have a higher social status than the other (I mean, fame... but you know what I mean).
BTW guys: You are all welcome at repl.it!
Don't feel shy because you are deaf/hard of hearing (I am), have autism (also me) or another mental disorder, are black, yellow, or whatever race, or are different in any way.
We welcome you guys with open arms :D
@FlaminHotValdez Don't take pity on me for having it, sometimes I ask questions that even my science teacher can't answer!
Sometimes I just need a bit more time to understand, sometimes I understand waaaay faster than other people.
In fact, I think Albert Einstein had ADHD (lots of experts think that).
I met someone on the internet that was #alm. Ibtried to explain how racist that was, and guess what? They were pro trump and pro gun aswell. I could not dissuade them. #blm everyone
Its so sad that our society still has these issues. Not just black people, but many other races too. Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, even Caucasian in some cases. We need radical change to fix this.
Well anyways, great work! Website looks very cool.
@Bookie0 Ill tell you what my teacher told which is that he got into the Olympics because carl Ludwig long (The german representing Germany for the Olympics) helped Jesse get into the Olympics and helped Jesse get a gold medal in the long jump event and that made Hitler mad because a black man beat carl Ludwig long
The definition of freedom is do what you want, also since hate speech isn't a crime I am well within my rights to say as I please, how about you go back to history class and learn the basics of the constitution.