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✊🏾 Black History Month ~ Celebrating African Americans
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Bookie0

👋 Hello!!

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.

Hovering:

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!


Sources


Closing

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!

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Baconman321

Equality!!!!

We shouldn't hear about racism or movements like this because there shouldn't be! We should already have equal rights!

#Oneworld

Bookie0

@Baconman321 yesss!!

Baconman321

@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

Bookie0

@Baconman321 oh you're deaf and have autism? Dang, the more you know!

Baconman321

@Bookie0 :D

I also have ADHD, tourette, and ADD (I think). Oh well...

Bookie0

@Baconman321 wow..
and look how far you've come!! :)

Cag82407

ADHD and ADD are the same thing, or atleast i was told
@Baconman321

G0RG3

@Baconman321, wow, you've overcome some stuff...

ch1ck3n

@Baconman321

if you are yellow

me:

the simpsons

figglediggle
Whippingdot

BERUH me no believe u but ok @Baconman321

FlaminHotValdez

@Baconman321 "or yellow" anybody here chinese? I am ;)

FlaminHotValdez

@Baconman321 man I feel bad, but those mental disorders ain't gonna stop you being an awesome coder :D

X24

@FlaminHotValdez Does being 0.4% Chinese count as being Chinese?

Chewyblockguy

@Cag82407 no add is adhd but without the hyperactive part. I have it.

Baconman321

@Cag82407 Pretty much, except ADHD involves fidgeting and constant moving.
https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/add-vs-adhd

IDK if I have ADD, but I think I do!

Baconman321

@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).

Bookie0

@Baconman321 future expert!

Baconman321

@Bookie0 XD I've only been coding for about a year and a half now. I'm still learnin, but I do wanna become an expert.

Bookie0

@Baconman321 well, good luck lol! :D

Baconman321

@Bookie0 OoPs!

I'm not deaf (I mean, in one ear I almost am)... I'm hard of hearing....

XD

Big difference.

Bookie0

@Baconman321 ah! yes. you'd miss out on my repls with audio

Baconman321

@Bookie0 Audio in general....

https://monstercat.com

OH MY GOSH, I cannot believe how much I'd miss out if I was deaf (that link above links to the best moosic on the plan0t).

Bookie0

@Baconman321 oh loool

Baconman321

@Whippingdot I'd give you my medical papers, buuuuut.....

then you'd know where I live :/
Bookie0

@Baconman321 I know where you live.

Baconman321

@Bookie0 Oh, yeah?

Well if you play a certain game me and someone else made (mainly that other guy), I would know where you live (my little secret as to how).

And, no. You don't know where I live.... >:D

I know where coder100 lives tho >:)

Bookie0

@Baconman321 Oh yea I do. >:)

And, no. You don't know where I live.... >:D

And, yes. I do know where you live.... >:D

I know where coder100 lives tho >:)

yee same

Baconman321

@Bookie0 Where do I live then?

>:D

FlaminHotValdez

@X24 mmph--no

FlaminHotValdez

@Baconman321 all the geniuses suffer from problems

Bookie0

@Baconman321 Hmm, where do you live??

Baconman321

@Bookie0 Nice try >:)

Baconman321

@FlaminHotValdez Since when does a homo sapien not have problems?

Bookie0

@Baconman321 Alright fine. You live in Baconland. Pretty obvious, since you're the baconman. >:)

Whippingdot

lul don't answer with a question brah

Also no editing but vat u say to me

@Bookie0. Also @TsunamiOrSumth can help with this convo (sry for ping read the above messages)

Whippingdot

So I already know i am the dude in @darkdarcool's pic lul @Baconman321

darkdarcool
Bookie0

@Whippingdot what? That comment was from something else.

GhostKing007

@FlaminHotValdez - I am Greek/Italian. Aren't you Greek/Spanish? JK, I'm Asian too, Indian to be specific :)

FlaminHotValdez
FlaminHotValdez

@GhostKing007 ...You mean Olympian, not Greek, right?

FlaminHotValdez

@Baconman321 I mean like we kinda all made a big stink about where coder100 lives

java04

@Baconman321 I can't believe I'm saying this but HOW exactly do you think having human history is racist?!? It's like saying all lives matter is racist

TsunamiOrSumth

@FlaminHotValdez chinese gang gang

TsunamiOrSumth

@Whippingdot
i believe him/her/them.
why would someone lie about being disabled?
the time thing is a glitch from repl.

oh and
@Baconman321
keep on going!
ur so inspirational :)

@FlaminHotValdez
Everybody has problems.
Even the Best.

FlaminHotValdez

@TsunamiOrSumth chinese gang gang indeed

FlaminHotValdez

@TsunamiOrSumth yes, yes and yes

Whippingdot

YAY i agree with all of those thank you to opening my mind to those possibilities @TsunamiOrSumth

Whippingdot

told u tsunami could solve all our problems @FlaminHotValdez

FlaminHotValdez

@Whippingdot ...and tsunami crashes into the Bay Area, killing 2.5 million people.

Whippingdot

LULULULULULULULLLULULULULULULULULULUULULULULULULULULULUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD @FlaminHotValdez

Whippingdot

oh and do u have repl DM? @FlaminHotValdez

FlaminHotValdez

@Whippingdot No my chrome extensions got blocked because my sister installed a blocking extension and blocked the page to stop me from deleting the blocking extension

Whippingdot

can't you unblock the page... And also is ur sister elder or younger @FlaminHotValdez

FlaminHotValdez

@Whippingdot I can't because she blocked also why do you want to know who my sister is the fact that I revealed I have a sister is kinda more than I wanna admit

Whippingdot

cause if it is a younger sister then it was done by mistake and if it was an older sister then it was done on purpose... @FlaminHotValdez

FlaminHotValdez

@Whippingdot trololololololllllll

GhostKing007

@FlaminHotValdez - No, I mean Greek. My dad isn't Olympian. Our godly parents are Greek right? Hephaestus and Hades? The Greek Gods?

FlaminHotValdez

@GhostKing007 no they're olympian. Or Othrysian I guess bc they were born there

GhostKing007

@FlaminHotValdez - Yes, that is based on birthplace and stuff, but Olympian refers to the 12 gods of Olympus, but Hades and Hestia and maybe the minor gods included it makes the Greek Gods. If everyone was based on birthplace, we are all Chaosian, since everything came from Chaos...

X24
Bookie0

@X24 @FlamingHotValdez @Whippingdot @GhostKing007

let's stop the pings please :)

zplusfour

interesting...

Bookie0

@zplusfour lol thanks! :D

tussiez

@zplusfour hmmmmm

Bookie0
tussiez

@Bookie0 ? "interesting..." > ...
= hmmmmm
Lol

Bookie0
zplusfour

@Bookie0 np :)

Wilke000

#BlackLivesMatter
(I believe that even though I am not one)
We wish you a happy afterlife every one who was black!!!!!!

Bookie0

@Wilke000 lol yea

PikaChew1337

ayeee nice

Bookie0

@PikaChew1337 thanks! :D

BananaJellyfish

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

Bookie0

@BananaJellyfish #alm?
edit: oh all lives matter right?

Bookie0

yea some people no matter how much you try to persuade them just won't change their mind (not necessarily a bad thing sometimes tho..)
@BananaJellyfish

BananaJellyfish
firefish

@BananaJellyfish @Bookie0 If #alm is all lives matter, that is surely the least racist? Because Black Lives Matter implies White Lives Don't Matter? That is equally as racist. All Lives matter is not racist at all.

BananaJellyfish

@firefish no, u see, of course all lives matter, but rn black lives are being treated worse than white ones so we must show that black lives matter too

firefish

@BananaJellyfish Then let it be black lives matter too and not without the too because that implies that white lives don't matter which is untrue

BananaJellyfish

@firefish lol i didnt make the hashtag

firefish

@BananaJellyfish I htink a lot of people are unclear on what racism actually is. Do you know what racism actaully means?

BananaJellyfish

@firefish malicious intent to people just because of their race

firefish

@BananaJellyfish correct!-ish. I'm pretty sure discrimination counts as malice.

BananaJellyfish
firefish

@BananaJellyfish for example

NOTE: EXAMPLE

for EXAMPLE, just syaing "he's black" isn't racist but syaing someone is inferior to you because they're a different race is racist for EXAMPLE "he's dumb because he's black"

I SAID EXAMPLE I AM NOT RACIST I SAID EXAMPLE

BananaJellyfish

@firefish yeah, saying a black person is dumb isnt racist until you specifically point out theyre black, meaning youre saying theyre dumb because theyre black

Bookie0

@BananaJellyfish @firefish alriiiiiight let's stop the pings! :)

firefish

@Bookie0 haha é

jeweledfox

Amazing!!!

Bookie0

thank you! :D @jeweledfox

JoshuaCraigStud

dang dude nice work this is an outstanding piece of work in my opinion keep it up

Bookie0

@JoshuaCraigStud lol thanks! :D

JoshuaCraigStud

@Bookie0 np mate :DDD

Bookie0
Imthebestthe

Very epic website! I like it and all the representation. Very good.

Bookie0

@Imthebestthe thank you! :D

Imthebestthe

@Bookie0 Geeze luise that was a fast response lol.

Bookie0
X24

I'm British, so Black History Month has already gone.

But I want to see what you lot at the other side of the pond (the Atlantic) do for the month.

Bookie0

@X24 lmao

SudhanshuMishra

he looks like will smith to me

Bookie0
n-v

@SudhanshuMishra cant lie but he does, not to be rude

NoNameByProgram

:O noice

Bookie0

@NoNameByProgram thank you!

TsunamiOrSumth

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.

FlaminHotValdez

@TsunamiOrSumth yeah, IKR a lot of colleges make it harder for asians to get in because of the stereotypical "asian nerd"

Bookie0
Bookie0
SilvermoonCat

hey @Bookie0 so unrelated but first, nice website!!
Second, do you have ANY idea why the favicon for repl talk is a meme cat thingy

xD

ch1ck3n

@SilvermoonCat cats have rights too

SilvermoonCat

@ch1ck3n I know you can def tel from my username but I’m just confused why it’s there

ch1ck3n

@SilvermoonCat well why not put a meme cat

Bookie0

@SilvermoonCat lol thanks!

The favicon for me is this lol, what link is the cat?

SilvermoonCat

@Bookie0 Just when I go to repl talk, click on a post, and go back to repl talk... idk but it just appears once in a while

Bookie0
G0RG3

@Bookie0, didn't Michael Jordan die in 2020 in the chopper crash?

JBloves27

Kobe Bryant did @YashasShah

Bookie0

@YashasShah Yea Kobe Bryant

Bookie0
G0RG3

@Bookie0, oh it was him...

Whippingdot

lul u though it was michael jordan 😆...Well this isn't really a laughing matter... @YashasShah

LuckyOreos

Nice!!!

Bookie0

thank you! :D @LuckyOreos

mrslep

@Bookie0 noice

Bookie0

@srsly thank you! :D

BobTheTomatoPie

good job, prolly your best html,css,js project, you should make it responsive tho

Bookie0

@BobTheTomatoPie haha thanks! Yea I think I should try to make it responsive, not really sure though..

JBloves27

Pretty cool!

Bookie0

@JBloves27 Thank you!

JBloves27
PattanAhmed

I didn't understand anything, but cool!

Bookie0

@PattanAhmed ? What did you not understand?

figglediggle

Some of the text is glitched

Bookie0

@figglediggle yeaaaa didn't really know how to fix it, try going into full screen and putting it the biggest possible..

Bookie0

@figglediggle Okay, I tried fixing it, how is it?

firefish

haha é

maxina

-_-

Bookie0
maxina

@Bookie0 I don't celebrate that holiday, just never knew people actually celebrated it.

Bookie0

@maxina oh ok

mrslep

@osooooo is special agent oso

SilvermoonCat

Hey @Bookie0 this is so unrelated but I need to use one of your loading things for this so is that fine? I ddn't know where to ask and I'm not trying to advertise or anything
sry

Bookie0

@SilvermoonCat Sure go on! :)

JacobMcPherson1

YOU FORGOT JESSE OWENS

Bookie0

@JacobMcPherson1 Ah yes, send me some info about him and I'll add him

JacobMcPherson1

@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

Bookie0

@JacobMcPherson1 okay I'll add him later

JacobMcPherson1
LegendaryWolf

im a black :(

LegendaryWolf

just kidding...

Bookie0
BobTheTomatoPie
Mattmann119

This is informative information that...

I do not care about.

Bookie0
BobTheTomatoPie

why don't you and why did you need to share that you don't care? these people shaped a large portion of history, and in a good way. If you think your comment was funny then think again, makes you sound like a jerk @Mattmann119

Mattmann119

@BobTheTomatoPie Darn i frogot free speech and expressing your own opinions on the internet was illegal.
I will try not to anger you by expressing my thoughts next time please forgive me im on my hands and knees begging for you forgiveness.

Bookie0

@Mattmann119 Well, true, but one's freedom of speech ends when another's starts.

Like you can express your free speech and opinions, but maybe not in a harsh way.

Mattmann119

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.

FlaminHotValdez

@Mattmann119 Bro...it's disrespectful to the entire African American community. And if you have the rights to say as you please, we do too. And therefore we have the rights to criticize your extremely rude comment.

BobTheTomatoPie

umm, listen to yourself, you are claiming i am abusing your rights for using my free speech against your free speech, isn't it a bit hypocritical to do that @Mattmann119

BobTheTomatoPie

you couldn't have said it better @FlaminHotValdez

19aallison

Black history month was in october you know

Bookie0

@19aallison No it's in February (In the US at least)

LeoXu2

I recommend

body {
overflow-x: hidden;
}

so the thing isn't weird

LeeAlabaster04

ngl i'd downvote if i could

Chewyblockguy

@LeeAlabaster04 are you saying you dont beleive in blm?

Bookie0

@LeeAlabaster04 okay, why though?

BobTheTomatoPie