Celebrate Black History Month

February is a special time for the African American community to celebrate our history, culture, achievements, and those who made a path for us. Black History Month is not only celebrated in the United States but also in Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October. When Black History Month was first created in 1926 in the United States, by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. They choose the second week of February to be Negro History Week, becuase that particular week is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Frederick Douglas on February 14. Both birthdays African American communities have celebrated since the late 19th century. Continue reading