Egypt's Great Sphinx of Giza: Black History Month

English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español:...
English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español: Gran Esfinge de Giza, Egipto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Third on our charts this month is Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza.
Did you know that ancient Egyptians built the Sphinx and laid it in front of the pyramid to guard the tombs?  The Sphinx has the head of a man, the face of a pharaoh, a hawk or a ram and the body of a lion.
Egypt is known for its astounding Giza pyramids and the pharaohs. At memoirsofakenyan however, we choose to highlight Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the world’s largest monolith(a single gigantic rock) statue. It is the most famous Sphinx in Egypt. This phenomenal piece of architecture is as spectacular if not more, than the pyramids of Egypt. The Great Sphinx of Giza has greatly influenced tourism in Egypt along with Giza Pyramid Complex and ancient history of the pharaohs.

Bob Marley, The Legend: Black History Month

Live at the Roxy (Bob Marley & The Wailers album)
Live at the Roxy (Bob Marley & The Wailers album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our second legend of the month is non other than the well known King of Reggae, Bob Marley!
Did you know that there is a Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica? I would definitely love to visit it. The man is undoubtedly a legend.
Bob Marley was an amazing song writer, musician and poet. Bob Marley’s mainstream music was reggae through which he portrayed the rich Jamaican culture heavily comprised of music and dance. His most popular piece is One World, One Love. Bob Marley is also well remembered for his remarkably long locks.
~ Val

The Renowned Statesman, Nelson Mandela: Black History Month

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know that United Nations declared Mandela’s birthday July 18th an international Nelson Mandela Day dedicated to promote global peace, and to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

South Africa and Nelson Mandela inevitably go hand in hand. One cannot speak of South Africa without the mention of Nelson Mandela or at the very least, the thought of him in that context. Nelson Mandela was elected South Africa’s 1st president in 1994-1999. He went on to become the most democratic president, jointly winning the Nobel Peace Price with Frederik Willem de Klerk following the termination of the Apartheid.

Black History Month: February

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Black History month is observed in February in both the United States and Canada. It is an annual celebration to commemorate important historic people and events among the African American Community. Those who led to obtaining freedom for its people.
At memoirsofakenyan we take the initiative to celebrate the great efforts by these selfless people. All through the month we invite you to join us as we keep these wonderful men and women close at heart. People such as martin Luther King and Carter G. Woodson among others.We will post brief facts on fascinating issues and places that have made history.
We take this moment to celebrate all people across the world. All men and women alike. We believe that everyone makes a difference. No matter how insignificant you may find your contribution, someone somewhere is smiling because you woke up this morning. By doing the best you can to make your life better, you unknowingly improve another. As it is consistently taught in economics, our own selfish deeds contribute to the economy of the nation, the invisible hand! Adam Smith has got to be smiling down at me right about now.
Today, we celebrate the world; the efforts made to improve a life, the prayers whispered before bed time, smiles shared after the crack of dawn. Everything that you do, you are making a difference. So keep working hard, continue to do your best and never stop believing that another life is improved because you have given the best of you!
Happy February fellas, happy Friday and stay tuned for our weekly Black History Month Facts.