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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 »

When President Gerald Ford established Black History Month in 1976, he stated that it was to celebrate the often neglected accomplishments of African Americans throughout the country's history. The month grew out of a mo... More »

Poems suitable for Black History Month celebrate changes that have occurred, as in "Booker T. and W.E.B." by Dudley Randall and Lucille Clifton's "Won't you celebrate with me?" Other fitting poems discuss past events. Th... More »

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When President Gerald Ford established Black History Month in 1976, he stated that it was to celebrate the often neglected accomplishments of African Americans throughout the country's history. The month grew out of a mo... 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 »

Rev. Dr. Larry D. Pickens' "Plenty Good Room" is a good sermon for the Black History Month. Rev. Pickens bases the sermon on a negro spiritual by the same name that emphasizes the inclusiveness of God. More »

Carter G. Woodson is given credit for laying the foundation of what later became Black History Month. He helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History on Sept. 9, 1915, which expanded Negro History... More »