Feb 10, 2012, 12:22 PM
In a bid to further expose students to African American history and achievements made by African Americans, the US Embassy in
The competition, the second of its kind to be held in the country, brought together twenty-one students who took part in the competition out of which three best essay writers were selected.
Alhassan Darboe, a student of
At an award ceremony held at the US Embassy along
Speaking at the ceremony,
"Each February, the
According to him, the story of black history month begins with Historian Carter G. Woodson. He added that Woodson's passion about black history evolved in the most unlikely places while he worked at a Coal mine, the daily conversation of the black civil war veterans often focused on interesting historical facts not recorded in history books.
He hailed Woodson for his tireless efforts that earn him the title 'Father of Black History'.
Mr Momodou Jeng, Director of Standards and Quality assurance at the State Department for Basic and Secondary Education expressed similar sentiments.