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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 America.


Some black history facts about church are that historians believe that church leaders established predominantly black churches as early as the 1700s and that only a few denominations of black churches existed until the U.S. Civil War. After the Civil War, many blacks jo...


Ways to celebrate Black History Month in school include reading and discussing poems from historic black poets, making traditional soul food dishes, playing African games, and viewing or creating timelines depicting major events in black history. Students can also study...


Skits, songs and poems are good additions to a Black history program for a church. For the skits, children can create a short narrative for important figures from Black history.


February is celebrated as Black History Month in the United States because its precursor, Negro History Week, first sponsored in 1926, was held the second week in February in recognition of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. From 1926 on, many citie...


The number of black churches in a given area varies depending on population and geographic location. The easiest way to find a list of black churches in a specific area is to use an online church directory, such as those provided on The Black Churches Network, BlackandC...


Richard Allen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816. The A.M.E. Church's membership grew rapidly during the 1800s, and congregations exist in more than 30 countries around the world.