Black History Month, Dr. Clement Price


Wednesday, Feb 23rd IDC hosted, Dr. Clement Price.  Dr. Price gave a speech on "Black History Month".

He started off talking about about a man during his lecture, Carter Godwin Woodson who was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American and Histiroy. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity, and left behind an impressive legacy. A founder of "Journal of Negro History", Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History.

He next talked about William Edward Du Bois who was the first African-American to earn a doctorate at Harvard. He was sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism—scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, etc.

He said if "America got the Civil Rights wrong, they would get the past and future wrong as well."

He talked about the Civil Rights Movement and the great Martin Luther King Jr. who was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement and the things he had accomplished, as well as Rosa Parks who is an African-American civil rights activist also known as “the first lady of civil rights” and "the mother of the freedom movement". He also talked about Malcolm X who was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. He talked about their accomplishments and the things that they have done. He mentioned important things about African American culture and how they influenced America.

Following the Speech was some Q & A. Everyone enjoyed lunch and a great speech. We thank Dr. Clement Price for the speech.

Dr. Clement Price