Officially recognized in 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society. But the origins of Black History Month go back over 100 years ago. In September of 1915, Harvard-trained Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent. According to History.com, the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Christ Calls us to Love and Respect Everyone
KAMB joins in celebrating those of African-American ancestry and what they have added to our way of life. KAMB recognizes the historical and present hardships and challenges faced by the Black community and believes that Blacks are to be loved and respected in the same way Christians are to love and respect all people.
We invite our entire family of listeners to learn more about the contributions of Blacks such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King Jr. Christianity Today has a number of stories about these and other leaders of faith in the African American community As Paul reminded the Galatians believers, we who follow Christ are all one in Christ. As a KAMB listener, please accept our invitation to be devoted to one another, to love one another, and to pray for one another just as Christ has modeled for us.