February is Black History Month. It was begun in 1926 as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson, who is considered the Father of Black History and who founded The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Today the Association “continues his legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world--that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history.”
The theme for this year is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. It celebrates two milestones in Black History in America: the 1963 March on Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. For more information on Black History and Black History Month, visit the ASALH website.