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 »

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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Find printable materials for Black History Month on TimeForKids.com and NEA.org, as of 2015. Both websites feature lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes for Black History Month. More »

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