Discover Something Inspiring During Black History Month

February is Black History Month!

Right now there’s no better time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture!

A Time To Discover Something New About My Personal Heroes!

An African American physician and surgeon named Charles Richard Drew is one of my heroes. His work helped save my sister’s life, though he died in 1950, years before she was born. Dr. Drew researched blood transfusions and developed improved techniques for blood storage and helped to develop large-scale blood banks early in World War II. In 1981, my sister was in a horrible car accident that almost took her life. She would not have made it without the many blood transfusions she received. The accident happened the day before Thanksgiving. Every Thanksgiving I say a prayer of thanks for this surgeon who helped save my sister’s life.

Another of my heroes is author Alex Haley. He’s best known for his book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Why is he a hero of mine? Because when I was young I hated reading. HATED IT!!! I tried to read books, but I just found it boring. I picked up Roots and started reading. I didn’t feel like I was reading a book. I felt that I was transported back in time. I felt like I was a member of the family being chronicled. When I finished the book I felt a sense of loss that my time with this family was over. Alex Haley’s wonderful writing style turned me into a reader and a lover of words. And now my job is to write words. Alex Haley, my hero.

But why stop at those heroes? I went to PCHSearch&Win and typed in “Black History Month.” The search results gave me a link to Jackpot! I learned about the 761st Tank Battalion … an all African American tank battalion that served during World War II. The 761st Tank Battalion helped liberate more than 30 towns that were under Nazi control. Thank goodness the 761st were on our side!

My PCHSearch&Win results also led me to NICKJR.COM where there were great educational activities and “Printables” for children. If you have children, check it out!

I was a little curious about how Long Island, New York, was going to celebrate Black History Month. So I went to PCHSearch&Win to learn about local events. I was excited to learn about:

  • The Wonderful World Of Satchmo at the Brentwood Library
  • Contemporary African American photography at the Islip Art Museum
  • A Freedom Quilt exhibit at the Hempstead Library

So, who are your heroes? Share them with us by commenting below. What special happenings are going on in your area to celebrate Black History Month? I hope PCHSearch&Win can help you find an event to help you enjoy this very special month!


Elliott M.

PCH Online Creative

10 thoughts on “Discover Something Inspiring During Black History Month”

  1. says:

    i have no.34 of the Doddgers

  2. says:

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  3. hay you guy’s i like all the cament
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    raised in south side of los angeles a place called watts
    my family has been ther about 1947 in tell now i have
    family ther and thay have sean histor they the brown breray
    and the black panthers the riot in 1964 and now i have levied
    a lot of plase los vages ,Arizona and now it waz called the
    black Beverly hills were i live now the real name is winserhills
    times are changging a lot of black histor in here in los angeles
    it a lot to put on a blog.but have a lot say but one big one
    and so meany history wow a lot of history united satets
    thank you in has been in my life here in los angeles god bless
    you all pch player and staff and be safe and good luck and have
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  4. i have no.34 of the Doddgers
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  5. Carla M Antee says:

    Thank for a wonderful article featuring Alex Haley

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  9. Thank you for this exciting exposure to me. It’s just in my area I have not heard of such problems. Moreover, I am only the little people in a village that had a long treatment process from childhood to the present (still the standard consolidation treatment). Just my luck as a one-year high school graduation I was immediately accepted as a public servant. But luck was behind me even more sick to continue, whatever the name of my illness, all no one knows much less my own. The situation is increasingly felt uncomfortable making my desire to continue their education. But step on the high school situation became corrupted. In addition to the need to follow the lessons, I also have to think about school fees and also for treatment. Parents and the environment is very simple. Therefore, in addition to thinking about how treatment could have saved themselves also have to think about costs. And that’s not enough broken my journey, for 5 years (2001 to 2006 I had to live independently in other villages have given birth in the home building improvements. This is where my story gets worse. Only the remaining capital is less than half the salary of my salary should be independent living with nephew (initially with her father and brother in law as well). Besides, yard care, especially for the purposes of the cost of just remedy every day and also at the prayer ceremony in the village itself and a new village at any time. And so on, which not be described here. Only one is a hero in the course of my life is obedience treatment (no coincidence She Shin drug sales from East Java) and pray for healing. Pretty bad my situation, in addition to drug costs are also duty Shin She enough to drain the pocket . only there to help ease the situation, for example, the seller can be paid in installments of drugs, wants to borrow money always can be. But the result may be paid a patchwork fortune. completely debt with one other friend to borrow money, and so on. But With a variety of ways to do more and eventually bring better results. New somewhat recovered the body must learn to use the bike matic (quite helpful as a sport and physical endurance psykis), now after the better areas continue to work hand head (happy coincidence typing manual and ultimately make it easier to understand the type in the computer, I never learned formally, and not fluent in English. So my neighbor is a simple glance. Thank you.

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