Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.
The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans back in 1926. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.
People from all across the country celebrate the achievements of African Americans and in many different ways. You can click here to see 28 ways you can celebrate throughout the year - no need to limit ourselves to just February.
At Indian Spring Middle School, students sang, danced, conducted research and displayed their findings. The band played and everyone had a great time. Join the Bulldogs as they celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history.