Feb. 2, 2021

Happy Black HIstory Month 2021

Don't waste another moment on the problems of the past year. it's time to move forward and plan your future. We've come a long way, but we still have a ways to go. Stay healthy and be blessed.

MC

Black History Month 2021:The only way forward is through, together

Who started Black History Month?

Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” developed Black History Month. Woodson, whose parents were enslaved, was an author, historian and the second African American to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard University.

He recognized that the American education system offered very little information about the accomplishments of African Americans and founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. 

In 1926, Woodson proposed a national “Negro History Week," which was intended to showcase everything students learned about Black history throughout the school year.

It wasn't until 1976, during the height of the civil rights movement, that President Gerald  Ford expanded the week into Black History Month.

What's next? Experts said understanding Black history and learning more about systemic racism is essential as our country faces backlash to civil rights activism.

USAToday.com