The History Of Black History Month.


It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.

Significance: Celebration of African-American.

Also called: African-American History Month

Observed by: United States, Canada, United State.

Date: February (North America); October (Europe).

African Heroes ;Robert Abbott. Alvin Ailey. Muhammad Ali. Richard Allen. Maya Angelou. Ella Baker. James Baldwin.

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”