Black History Month is an outgrowth of Negro History Week, an event created in 1926 by Carter Woodson, an African-American scholar and historian. In 1976, the annual event was extended to last for one month, during which... More » History Modern History US History

Black History Month is celebrated in the United States every February. In 1976, President Gerald Ford was the first American president to officially recognize Black History Month, which already was celebrated at many col... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

Black history in the United States includes leaders in the fields of politics, civil rights, entertainment and sports. The month of February has been Black History month since 1976, coinciding with the birth month of abo... More » History Modern History US History

Some little known facts about Black History are that Rosa Parks was not the first black woman to refuse to move to the back of a bus and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was not prepared. Also, only a rel... More »

Black History Month is an annual celebration, in February, of the achievements of African Americans. It commemorates and recognizes the roles played by African Americans in shaping the history of the United States of Ame... More »

Black History Month has its roots in Negro History Week, which is held in February in remembrance of Abraham Lincoln's and Frederick Douglass' birthdays. Because the birthdays of both men occur in the second week of Febr... More »

Pictures for Black History Month can be found online on the websites Time for Kids,, Esquire and All four of these websites offer collections of photos that are relevant to Bl... More »