February is coming to an end and so is this years Black History Month. But history continues and Good Friends would like to recognize the many contributions of African-American’s that make life easier for all of us today.
Benjamin Banneker — was born in 1731 on a farm in Baltimore County where he grew up. At age 21, he saw a watch and he was fascinated by it. Banneker became a watch maker, making the first striking clock to be made completely in America. Continue reading
“Prayer and the Bible became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength.” – Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement who is best known for her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She garnered national attention when on December 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger when the whites-only section had been filled up. Her arrest inspired a year-long boycott of the buses in Montgomery. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.