Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.Wikipedia
A did a little searching around to find out more about this important celebration.
The first link (above) is from the CBC and speaks to how Black History Month came to be. Check it out!
The second one is 12 Black History Movies for ‘kids of all ages’ from a family education website.
History is such an important tool to help us learn from our past, our mistakes as well as our triumphs.
Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian, chose a week in February to recognize African Americans.Wikimedia
The history of Black History Month dates back to 1926 in the United States. At that time, an African-American historian named Carter G. Woodson founded a week that focused on celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans. He chose the month of February because two famous activists were born that month…..
Frederick Douglass was an antislavery activist and Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States.
Frederick Douglass was a former slave in the 1800s who spoke out for the freedom of slaves as well as equal rights for women.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and he fought for the freedom of all slaves throughout the country.
While Woodson’s idea began as a one-week celebration, it eventually became a month-long event called Black Heritage Month in the United States in 1976.
And, in 1995, Canada’s government officially recognized February as Black History Month.
Let us honour our black ‘family’ and check out the incredible accomplishments that have helped us all secure a better life!