The First Church in Belfast UCC recognizes the contributions of people of African descent to the Church, our nation, and the world, and celebrates Black History Month. Stay tuned this month with First Church Announcements for additional ways to celebrate and honor lives and legacies and to learn more about Black History, and Black History in Maine.
“When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.
For centuries Western intellectuals denied or minimized the contributions of people of African descent to the arts as well as history, even as their artistry in many genres was mimicked and/or stolen. However, we can still see the unbroken chain of Black art production from antiquity to the present, from Egypt across Africa, from Europe to the New World.” – https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/