Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Celebrate History

February has been recognized as Black History Month for 33 years. In 2009, the year of the first black president, celebrate in style with cufflinks that commemorate the milestones our country has set into motion.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world. His image and name has become synonymous with freedom and equality. Image cufflinks in an antiqued silver plated setting.

Did you know...

On February 12, 2009, the NAACP will mark its 100th anniversary. Spurred by growing racial violence in the early twentieth century, and particularly by race riots in Springfield Illinois in 1908, a group of African American leaders joined together to form a new permanent civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). February 12, 1909 was chosen because it was the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

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Today we would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know that Barack Obama is the first black president of the United States of America, but did you know...

Jack Johnson became the first African-American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. He held on to the belt until 1915.

John Mercer Langston was the first black man to become a lawyer in Ohio when he passed the Bar in 1854. When he was elected to the post of Town Clerk for Brownhelm, Ohio in 1855 Langston became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America. John Mercer Langston was also the great-uncle of Langston Hughes, famed poet of the Harlem Renaissance.

Thurgood Marshall was the first African American ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and served on the Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991.

Show your appreciation for history and for the people in this country who have made an impact on our lives, making all of us equal and breaking gender and color barriers everywhere to make the US the great nation we are today.

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