Applied lessons from history
Carter G. Woodson, a black alumnus of Harvard University, established Black History Week in 1926. The objective was to record the history of blacks in America, many of whose roots had been lost in the experience of slavery. He stated, “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition. It becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” In 1970, Woodson’s idea was expanded to the whole month of February. This gives blacks time to consider the consequences of the recent impeachment process.