Black History Month
Posted on 02/07/2020
Black History Month has been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century starting in 1926. Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and Minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and launched "Negro History Week" which was during the second week of February.  Black History month was first introduced by black educators at Kent State University in Ohio in February of 1969 and began being celebrated more widely across the United States for the full month of February.  Starting in 1976 and continuing to today, every U.S. President has officially designated February as Black History Month.  Celebrating Black History Month, and the achievements of African Americans, helps eradicate biases against African American people.  The study of black Americans also educates people about their culture, family values, past and present lives, which can bring all of use closer together.  Please do your part to continue to acknowledge and study Black history forever.

By Yanni Lowry