注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

花旗国的半边天

An Exploration of Women's Issues

 
 
 

日志

 
 

黑人历史月(Black History Month)  

2012-02-15 10:55:42|  分类: 默认分类 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |
 

黑人历史月(Black History Month) - 美国马尾妹 - 花旗国的半边天

 二月份是美国的黑人历史月。自1976年开始,每一届美国总统都会正式宣布沿袭这一传统。这一庆典是为了肯定非裔美国人历经磨难后取得的成就,以及赞颂他们在美国社会历史发展中所扮演的重要角色。很多非裔美国妇女也对美国的历史发展和文化进步作出了重大贡献。她们中间有一些名字对美国人来说早已耳熟能详,比如废奴主义者索杰纳·特鲁斯(Sojourner Truth),比如黑人民权运动主义者罗莎·帕克斯(Rosa Parks)和脱口秀女王奥普拉·温弗瑞(Oprah Winfrey)

In America, February is Black History Month.  Beginning in 1976, every U.S. President has made an official declaration to continue this tradition.  This celebration is not only to recognize the achievements of African Americans, but also to honor the roles of African Americans in U.S. history and society.  Many African American women have made significant contributions to American history and culture.  In America, many people are familiar with Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks, or more recently Oprah Winfrey. 

Sojourner Truth was born a slave in New York, and when slavery was abolished, she began speaking against slavery and for women’s suffrage.  She had a powerful voice and was popular with crowds.  Her passion, courage, and speech, Ain’t I a Woman, catapulted her into the spotlight as a symbol for all women. 

Before the civil rights movement in America, black people had to give up their seats on the bus if a white person wanted to sit.  Rosa Parks was famous for refusing to give her seat up to a white passenger.  Although other African American women also contributed to bringing racial equality, nearly all Americans know and remember the story of Rosa Parks, who is considered an icon against racism. 

Oprah Winfrey, a popular talk-show host and philanthropist, has made a strong impact on American society.  She has, through her media outlet, provided educational opportunities to thousands of people, including girls in Africa.  She has also helped to advance equality and bring national attention to many social issues.  Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to many women and to Americans as a whole because of her difficult childhood.  She demonstrated that people can come from trying backgrounds but rise to do something positive and meaningful with their lives. 

      Although this is just a small handful of African American women who have made significant impacts on American history, there are many others.  Harriet Tubman, Condoleezza Rice, and many others have also proven themselves as leaders in American history.  Black History Month is an appropriate time to reflect on the achievements of these women, while looking to the future to see African American women who continue to redefine American history, society, and politics.

Discussion Questions:

       Have you heard of any famous African American women?  Although these women are influential in American history, do you know of any black women who have influenced the world or other countries?

你听说过其他杰出的非裔美籍女性吗?除了影响美国历史的非裔女性之外,你还知道哪些非裔女性对世界或其他国家有重大影响?

Sources:

History Channel. (2012). Black History Month. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

       Source of picture:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rosaparks.jpg

  评论这张
 
阅读(389)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017