In this Special Edition Black History Month issue, we too are celebrating the triumphs over adversity: sharing cultural experiences, and traditions, by highlighting a few Vanguards from the Civil Rights Movement and some who led the Black Power revolution globally that have embedded Black consciousness and the struggles for social justice. We draw reference to the explosions from the children and grandchildren of slaves, many of them remain unknown, were demanding equal rights and ownership of their countries, like those highlighted on page 23 – Black History Makers - Steve Biko (1946–1977) was an anti-apartheid activist, one of South Africa's most significant political activists and a leading founder of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, who died as a martyr in police custody; Amilcar Cabral (1924 – 1973) who led the PAIGC's guerrilla movement (in Portuguese Guinea) against the Portuguese government, which evolved into one of the most successful wars of independence in modern African history, he died by assassination; and likes of Maurice Bishop (1944 – 1983) who lead the Grenadian revolutionary and executed in 1983.
Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future
Once outcast history from history books, it took an American historian Carter G. Woodson's (son of former slaves) determination to establish Negro History Week in 1926 ....cont.
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