Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:
With much respect and a profound sense of awareness...
I present to you this card that I made using the fabulous Stamps from "Lost Coast Designs" to commemorate Black History Month ( AKA National African American History month) !
African American History dates back to the colonial period when Africans were brought to the American colonies as slaves. And is until the 20th century when Black history was pushed into the public consciousness and the month of February was officially declared as the month to recall and show respect to the achievements by black Americans and to the role of African American in US history. This celebration of black history is observed in the USA and in Canada and in the United Kingdom in the month of October.
The month of February, Month of Black History, coincides as well with the celebration here in the USA of the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, (who with his Emancipation Proclamation, abolished slavery In USA) and of Frederick Douglass (born as a slave and scape at 20, became a renowned anti-slavery activist)
Schools and communities nationwide organize celebrations to acknowledge Black history!
My small and very humble participation to these events is with this card, which not only celebrates Black Month History that coincided with the BAFTA awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), where the movie "12 Years of slavery" won for best movie of the year!...
but with President's Day
[which we are celebrating now here in The US. Most school are off this entire week, called as well as 'winter break', which falls every year on the 3rd Monday in February, and celebrates the birthdays of American Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln]
So my card salutes all these 3 events !
Sending you lots of wishes for Peace and Love!
Lost Coast Designs: Moon Goddess