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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February - Black History Month

Black History Month
A Celebration for All

Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in the month of February, while in the UK it is held in the month of October.

Black History Month was established in 1976 by African-Americans for the Study of African-American Life and History. The month-long celebration was an expansion of Negro History Week, which was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of what was then known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

At first it was celebrated almost exclusively by African Americans, taking place outside of the view of the wider society. Increasingly, however, mayors and governors, especially in the North, began endorsing Negro History Week and promoting interracial harmony. Now Black History Month is a national observance. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the effort to promote recognition of a rich heritage, culture and resilient people of African decent including African Americans, European Africans, Brazil, the Caribbean Islands and Jamaica to name a few.
  1. Black History Month Activities:
  2. Join or form a Family History Society
  3. Donate to your favorite black charity
  4. Visit a black museum or art gallery
  5. Write about your families contribution to black history
  6. Read a grade level book regarding notable black achievements to your children
  7. Volunteer in some way to give back to the community
  8. Learn more about Black History Month at

In celebration of Black History Month Fimark Home presents the Family Reunion Theme "Family Fest." A family reunion festival planner featuring cultural exploration in food, culture, stories, poetry, music and colorful decor and costumes. You'll find this and more in Fimark's Family Reunion Planner at

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