Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Black History Month 2011

We are not makers of history, we are made by history.

So said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his book, Strength to Love, in 1963. He believed that if the people of a society use history as a guide to living, and are humbled by it, they will make wiser choices for themselves, their families, neighbors and ultimately, the world. If they however, view themselves as makers of history, an unfounded confidence may cause the society to repeat the same mistakes again and again.

This quote provides us with another insight as well - the difference between these two can be easily confused or missed altogether by the untrained mind. He calls for us to become acquainted with disguises, know ourselves, and prepare our minds to ensure a reality in which we come closer to truth.

Dr. King is one of many important black figures in history. His philosophy and civil rights activism changed the way an entire generation and generations to come viewed themselves, society and their fellow man. As we forge ahead into February, the DRC ApeParel blog will be bringing you highlights each week of valuable people, ideas, places and events in Black History.

~It's cool to be conscious!~


Who: The Organization for African Students Interests and Solidarity, O.A.S.I.S., at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

What: 30th annual Africa Night 

Where: UNC-Chapel Hill campus in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union

When: Friday, February 12th, 
Dinner at 5pm, Fashion Show at 7pm

Buy your tickets online!

Dinner $5, Fashion Show $7, Combo $10

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