February is recognized as Black History Month and has been celebrated since 1926. It first began because an accomplished African American historian, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, wanted to bring to light the omission of accomplishments by blacks in history books. He chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 2013 LCHC celebrated in several ways:
- On Thursday, February 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Doreen Murray and the Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir performed gospel music in the LCHC Hayes Building Atrium! After the performance, Doreen spoke about how music can be beneficial to your health.
- The health center has many talented African American doctors. During the month of February we will highlited them here. Week 1: Dr. Rachelle Darout. Week 2: Dr. Hannah Haptu. Week 3: Dr. Clotyl Williams
- February is a perfect time to reflect on the long and distinguished history of achievements that African Americans have made in the field of healthcare. Test your knowledge with this quiz!