During February, we honor the accomplishments and contributions of millions of Americans who suffered discrimination due to the color of their skin. Last Saturday, KCAA produced a two-hour special program that looked back at this period of American history through the eyes of the surviving cast members of the first Afircan-American Television show.
Many listeners called the KCAA talk line at (909) 888-5222 and participated in the program.
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Press releases were sent to all major Newspapers and Television Stations in the Southern California area and hundreds of Fans of the show.
Black History Month dates back to 1926 and is credited to a Harvard scholar named Carter G. Woodson. The son of former slaves, Woodson dedicated his life to ensuring that black history was accurately documented and disseminated.
In an effort to bring national attention to the contributions of black Americans, Woodson organized the first annual Black History "Week" in 1926. He chose the second week of February in honor of the birthdays of pivotal black supporters Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
From Jackie Robinson to Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman to Barack Obama, Black History Month pays tribute to inspirational African Americans from the past, as well as those who will continue to make history well into the future.