What Does Black Heritage Month Mean to You?


We are all aware of how it got started, and that February was selected to parrallel the birthdays of President Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas.  We are aware of the contributions that African-Americans have made to this nation and the world.  We are also aware that many of the contributions African-Americans made were ignored because of racism at that time.  There might have been many more that were stolen by others who wrote them off as their own.

This month should not be just about African-American trivia of who ran the Underground Railroad or about Madame C.J. Walker’s hair products but also about current successes such as our First Black President and many of you who have gone on to be successful in your own right.  About those who have completed college and are experiencing a higher economic status.  It can also be about those entrepreneurs who have stepped out on faith and started businesses claiming, “Ain’t gone let nobody turn me around.”  This celebration continues to be a means for African-Americans to appreciate their journey and celebrate their legacy.

I salute my ancestors who have carved out a path that allows me to become all that I can be because they could not:  Lucy and Charles Thomas, Janie and Pierce Chapman, Lucy and Johnny Smith, Mamie and James Tucker, Renda and Robert Henderson.

Let’s continue the journey of heritage each month as we celebrate our history and legacy throughout the year.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. angierandolph
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 03:36:45

    I just wanted to inform you and your readers of this very important fact – Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company still exists today and has never stopped manufacturing all of the original hair oils! Please visit our website at http://www.madamewalker.net to view and purchase the full product line. The website also contains valuable information about Raymond Randolph’s purchase of the original Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1985 from the Walker Trustees in Indianapolis, Indiana and how his family continues to keep Madame Walker’s “true” legacy alive. Due to our ownership of Madame’s historic company and the historical documents and memorabilia of the company, the Randolph Family can provide the most detailed and historically sound information about Madame C.J. Walker and her company by calling toll free, 866-552-2838 or going to the contact us page of our website. 

    Angela Randolph
    http://www.madamewalker.net

    Reply

    • thelegacymaker
      Feb 10, 2011 @ 19:11:49

      Oh Angela, this is wonderful news. Of course we all learned about her but never knew about any actual products. May I post this? I am going on the website right now.

      Reply

      • Angela Randolph
        Feb 20, 2011 @ 19:50:11

        Thank you for posting my comment on your blog and for your kind response.
        I’m very grateful to you for visiting our website and helping to spread the word about the availability of Madame C.J. Walker’s original products and the continued existence of her historic company.

        Angela Randolph
        http://www.madamewalker.net

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