When did black history month originate?

Answer Black History Month began in 1976 as a way to help incorporate the contributions of African Americans into American history. However, the desire to integrate the influence of African Americans on A... Read More »

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When did negro history week become black history month?

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a respected black historian, founded Negro History Week to bring attention to the contributions and history of black Americans. In 1976, the Association for the Stud... Read More »

When was Black History Month created?

Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, created Black History Week in 1926. In 1986 Congress passed a law naming February "Nati... Read More »

When was Black History Month first observed?

Black History Month originated with a celebration led by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1925. It started out as Negro History Week in February, 1926. In 1976 President Gerald R. Ford encouraged Ame... Read More »

When did Black History Month officially start?

According to, in 1920, Dr. Carter Woodson urged fraternity Omega Psi Phi to create Negro History and Literature Week. Dr. Carter dropped "and Literature" from the name in 1926 and cho... Read More »