Celebrating Black History Month- February 2013
For some, the month of February marks a time to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or the Superbowl. But for all Americans, it is a month where we celebrate the many achievements, milestones, and essential contributions made by the African-American community that have shaped our nation into the amazing country it is today.
Did you know that the peanut was discovered by an African-American named George Washington Carver?
Did you know that the “strongbox” was invented by an African-American named Henry Brown?
Did you know that the first large-scale blood bank was invented by an African-American named Charles R. Drew?
Did you know the first African-American woman to earn a Grammy Award was Ella Fitzgerald in 1959? She won 5 awards total including best jazz soloist and best female pop vocalist.
These are only a fraction of the thousands of achievements that have come from the African-American community! Mainstreet would like to encourage you to take the time this month to celebrate Black History with us! MORe >