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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »