Celebrating Black History Month (2 of 4)

08 Feb Celebrating Black History Month (2 of 4)

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. (source)

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.  The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. (source)

The National Archives Museum Online will be holding an online panel discussion about this year’s theme.  To learn more about this event and how you can register, please click here.

Join data2insight as we celebrate Black History Month this year!