By Kay

As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we always create some kind of flyer, poster, slide, or advertisement. Have you ever wondered just what some of those images are that we use. Let's take a look at some of the images used in the making of our flyer for Black History Month 2017.

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” 
Malcolm Little, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965, was also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, but most of us are probably more familiar with him by another name: Malcolm X. Malsolm was an African-American Muslim minister, a human rights activist, and a controversial person. To some he was a courageous advocate for African-Americans, while others accused him of preaching racism and violence. In either case he was one of the most influential African Americans in our history. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Read more about him on, U.S., or read “The Autobiography of Malcolm X, With the assistance of Alex Haley.” You can also view the Spike Lee movie Malcolm X.
Malcolm X

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
Martin Luther King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968, was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He used nonviolent disobedience to lead the civil rights struggle in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. For more on his life, read “The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader for Civil Rights,” by Michael Schuman.