February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. It is to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history.
1976 The celebration was expanded from a week to a month. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, during the nation's bicentennial.
Welcome to the Black History Month research guide. This research guide is created to help you find information on African American history.
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The annual celebrations of Black History Month focus on a specific theme, announced by The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASNLH).
For 2019, the theme is Black Migrations, in commemoration of the 400-year journey of African Americans since the first forced migration to Virginia colony in 1619.