There is no other day as Valentine's Day when love is celebrated with so much zest.Couples and lovers wait for this day of love to indulge in romance and prove their chivalry.
From the fierce self-determination and talent of Fisk Jubilee Singers formed in 1866 whom he adored as well as the outstanding cultural contributions emerging from similar historically black colleges and arts groups to the era of Harlem’s fabled Renaissance unprecedented cultural production .
In his classic book, “The Soul of Black Folks published in 1903 Dubois wrote:”“Little of beauty has America given the world save the rude grandeur God himself stamped on her bosom; the human spirit in this new world has expressed itself in vigor and ingenuity rather than in beauty.
Pluck some fresh flowers and decorate your place with them to make your partner feel amazing.
Your partner will love the idea of being showered with flowers on Valentine's Day.
Gift some hand-made cookies or place a coupon holder that has been made by you.
Let your love read out the messages in each coupon to know how the days ahead with you will turn out to be more lovely and romantic.
Giving such a surprise to your partner in the morning will pave the way for a delightful day ahead and will surely fit well within your tight budget.
Make a sweet Valentine's Day card or take a walk on the beach side at night while relishing a local brand ice cream if your budget does not allow you to spend beyond 5 dollar.
Hence, Dubois was inspired to pen his classic book,”The Soul’s of Black Folks”, and it became the clarion voice of black intellectual and artistic aspiration of the 20th century.
It was by reading and leafing through my father’s well kept compendia of articles and photographs as well as an old Smithsonian Folkways recording of the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers I became inspired to matriculate at his beloved alma mater, Fisk University.
Present your Valentine with a scrapbook with pictures of the special times that both of you have shared together.