Friday, February 27, 2015

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Celebrates Black History Month Saturday February 28 Starting 5 PM - Guest Speakers, Dancers, Music & Refreshments

The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association invites you to a celebration of Black History Month starting 5 PM Saturday, February 28, at the Seniors Center (546 Main Street).

According to
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Roosevelt Island resident Ike Nahem reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X at this post last Monday.