Who established Black History Month?

Answer Dr. Carter G. Woodson, author, scholar and the son of former slaves, established Negro History Week on February 12, 1926. In February 1972, the name was changed to Black History Week. As part of th... Read More »

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What was Black History Month originally called, who established it&when was it established?

In February 1926, the historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson established a week of celebration of African American life and history called Negro History Week. By 1975, the name had changed to Black Histor... Read More »

In what year was black history month established?

Black History Month started in Chicago in 1915 when Carter G. Woodson journeyed from Washington D.C. to Illinois to participate in a national celebration of the 15th anniversary of emancipation. A... Read More »

Parents- how do you explain to a 7 years old why there are black history but not white history month?

You know I wonder that myself. I appreciate what the black community has done for our country. I'm thrilled that race has been more and more seen as just skin color and nothing more. I'm glad ra... Read More »

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 »