In 1926 Carter G. Woodson headed a movement to highlight the contributions that African-Americans had made in society. A week was set aside to recognize these many achevements. Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany also recognize this time which has now grown from one week to a whole month.The next few days will close out the this years celebration, but before this months end, I'd like to share an article written by Amy Booth Green highlighting African-American Animators.
Words of encouragement and advice are chronicled in her interviews of those working in Disney animation at the time.
"I meet young people who say they want to get into animation and the first thing I say is go to school, get training and discipline yourself. Sharpen the talents you have. The road to animation is narrow. It takes talent, initiative and drive."