About Black History Month
Black History Month is a celebration in February of the achievements and historiographies of African Americans.
The celebration’s history starts with Carter G. Woodson, an American historian, author, and journal. In September of 1915, Woodson founded what is now known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), an organization dedicated to researching, promoting, and preserving the lives, history, and culture by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, ASALH sponsored a national Negro History week. The event grew from local communities to college campuses. By 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month.
Black History Calendar of events will be shared a few weeks prior to starting our celebration. Please be sure to follow our social media pages to recieve the most up to date informaion regarding our herrtiage month celebrations.