It’s Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson

Black History Month is an annual celebration started by Carter G. Woodson, a historian and one of the founders of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). He initially decided that the second week of February would be “Negro History Week”. This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglas. Black History Month was first proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent University in February 1969. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later. It wasn’t until 1976 that Black History Month would be officially recognized by the federal government.

This entire month we are celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans. You’ll hear new facts and some old ones as well. I love celebrating the history of my ancestors. Stay tuned……

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