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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one. Until a month ago, I was one of those people.

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Pinner sez: Hope you guys know this man. Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Month. He was a historian, author, Republican, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In 1912, he became the second Black to earn a Ph.D at Harvard University.

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Our history did not start with slavery, our ancestors were rulers, it's time we made movies showing our rich history before slavery, teach our children we come from Kings and Queens, so they can walk with their heads held high!

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Find out more about the history of Black History Month, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com