Another February has come upon us with its shorter
days and colder weather. Strangely enough, this month has been designated as “Black
History Month”, a time to focus on the lost history of African people in the Western
The idea of Black History Month can be traced to the Great Migration of the early 20th century, during which millions of African people from the South of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere moved to the northern cities of the USA, Canada and Europe hoping for better job opportunities. This mass migration was extremely significant to the growth and development of a number of these large urban areas yet it is rarely spoken of.