| Why is February Black History Month?
Feb 1, 2006, 17:04
Why is feb. designated as black history month?
According to Biography.com, "Every February, Americans celebrate Black
History Month. This tribute dates back to 1926 and is credited to a
Harvard scholar named Carter G. Woodson. The son of former slaves, Woodson dedicated his life to ensuring that black history was accurately
documented and disseminated.
"In an effort to bring national attention to the contributions of black
Americans, Woodson organized the first annual Negro History Week in 1926.
He chose the second week of February in honor of the birthdays of pivotal
black supporters Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln."
Source URL: http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/
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