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Bites of History: Tasting Our Way Through Black Cultural Celebrations
February 16 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST
Date: Friday, February 16th 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Location: 3667 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Happy Black History Month Mamas! Join us Friday, February 16th, 11 am-1 pm for “Bites of History: Tasting Our Way Through Black Cultural Celebrations” at CinnaMoms Crenshaw.
For this cooking demo, our very own Kitchen Diva, Chef Angie, will be whipping up delicious foods from all over the African Diaspora for you to sample featuring WIC foods.
About Black History Month
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month in the United States and Canada, is an annual observance celebrated in February. It is a time dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements, contributions, and struggles of African Americans throughout history.
The origins of Black History Month can be traced back to the early 20th century when Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian and scholar, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. Woodson, along with other prominent African American leaders and intellectuals, sought to promote the study and appreciation of Black history and culture, which were often overlooked or misrepresented in mainstream education and society.
In 1926, Woodson and the ASNLH established Negro History Week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two key figures in African American history. Negro History Week aimed to highlight the contributions of African Americans to American society and to raise awareness of their struggles for freedom and equality.
Over time, Negro History Week evolved into Black History Month. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
During Black History Month, various events, programs, and activities are organized to celebrate and commemorate the achievements and contributions of African Americans in fields such as politics, science, literature, music, art, sports, and civil rights. Schools, universities, museums, and community organizations often hold lectures, exhibitions, performances, and discussions focusing on Black history and culture.
Black History Month serves not only as a time to remember the past but also as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality. It provides an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to learn about and appreciate the richness and diversity of African American experiences and to reflect on the challenges that continue to shape society today.