Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, honors Americans of African descent throughout history who fought against adversity, oppression, and discrimination, as well as those who continue to work towards equality, equity, and unity for all. Black History Month grew out of Negro Week, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) in 1925. The second week of February was selected to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. After the Civil rights movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford designated February as the nation’s first African American History Month.
For more information on the national recognition of African American History Month, visit https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
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