Black History Month was launched in 1926 (originally named Negro History Month) by Dr. Carter G. Woodson to bring attention to the cultural and historical importance of African Americans throughout American history, which has been greatly overlooked to that point.

Woodson is owed a great deal of recognition and gratitude for his work in the research and compilation of Black History. Throughout his life, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, the Journal of Negro History, the Associated Publishers, and Negro History Bulletin.

For the month of February, celebrate Black History Month and learn about this rich culture and important black figures throughout American history.