Black History Month Poster

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Katie Jones, Staff Reporter

Art Club met on Jan. 27 to prepare a poster for Black History Month, which starts on Feb.1. The month is dedicated to African Americans who have left their mark on history. Black History Month was first created by Carter G. Woodson, credited as the father of Black History; except it was originally celebrated during the second week of Feb., for Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas’s  birthdays.

Black History Month became a month-long celebration in 1976, under President Gerald Ford, and has been celebrated annually since.

The 7ft. poster was made from cut-outs of historical black figures, colored with crayons, taped and hot glued together, then taped up to the wall.

The poster  created by the club featured historic icons Thurgood Marshall, Ruby Bridges, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and former President Barack Obama.

If anyone wishes to visit the poster, it is currently located in the Davis building Atrium, right before the stairs.