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Embrace the legacy. Celebrate the strength. Black history Month at Ebenezer Community Church


Welcome to our cherished community at Ebenezer Community Church. As we joyfully embark on our Black History Month celebration, we recognize the power and resilience within our predominately African congregation. Our shared story mirrors the challenges and triumphs embedded in our nations systems. While celebrating our heritage, let's acknowledge the journey ahead - knowing that together, through our faith and unity, we can actively contribute to the ongoing work for racial equity. The church, as a beacon of hope, holds a pivotal role in fostering that positive change. Thank you for being an integral part of this transformative journey with us. 

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and other countries, dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements, contributes, and history of African Americans and people of African descent. It typically takes place in February in the United States and Canada, coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The month serves as a time to acknowledge the struggles, triumphs, and cultural impact of the Black community throughout history. it's an opportunity for education, reflection, and the promotion of awareness regarding the African diaspora's significant role in shaping societies. 


Want to dive deeper into black history? Check out these educational resources:


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture, it was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution.


Witness the enduring mark Black artists have made on American art through more than two centuries of Black art in our collection — from 19th century painters Joshua Johnson and Robert Seldon Duncanson to modern and contemporary artists Faith RinggoldAlma ThomasRomare BeardenKara Walker, and more.

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For ways to educate our young minds on Black History Month, we recommend checking out National Geographic Kids. Their resources provide engaging and educational content tailored for younger audiences. Explore the rich history, achievements, and cultural contributions of African Americans in a way that is both informative and enjoyable for children. 

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