What is Black History Month?
There are so many celebrations throughout the year that are catered due to specific reasons such as Halloween, President’s Day, Christmas Day, and so many more. Every holiday or every celebration carries its own reasons of celebration along with different traditions and festivities. One such annual celebration is Black History Month. Every year, to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and the phenomenal role that they played in the U.S. history, this celebration is held every year throughout the world. Black history month is also known as the African American History Month. African American History Month has rooted from the "Negro History Week." The week started because of the very prominent historian Carter G. Woodson various other African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month for celebrating black history. We also have a nice series of tips for Incorporating Black History Themes in Your Classroom.