Celebrating Black History Month

by Sampsonia Way    /  February 10, 2012  / No comments

Transformative African American voices at Sampsonia Way


Carter G. Woodson
, founder of what became Black History Month in 1976, wrote: “[Racial prejudice] is merely the logical result of tradition; [it is] the inevitable outcome of thorough instruction to the effect that the Negro has never contributed anything to the progress of mankind.”

Woodson spent most of his life collecting writings and artifacts to raise awareness about the impact African Americans have had on history. Likewise, in commemoration of Black History Month, Sampsonia Way recognizes the African-American authors who have contributed their transformative words to our pages.


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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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