Why was February selected as Black History month?
February was picked as Black History Month when Carter Woodson created Black History Week in 1926 near the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass. (February)
Black History Month was made to remember the achievements of black people in America. This was made specially, because black people endured slavery in the early days of the republic, and contributed to various fields even before they were emancipated.
The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week." This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the…
Black History Month is an outgrowth of Negro History Week, established by black historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. He designated the second week in February to mark the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The week was expanded to a month in 1976, as part of the nation's Bicentennial commemoration. Since 1976, it is celebrated annually in the USA and Canada in February and the UK in the month of October. In…
Carter G. Woodsen founded Black History Month. He first thought it should be January because it was the first month. But that was denied and he chose February because that month Abraham Lincoln was born, and he helped prevent slavery. So, he chose February not cause it was the Shortest month. But also Carter G. Woodsen was also known as the "Father Of Black History"
Dr. Carter G. Woodson started it in 1926 as Negro History Week, choosing the second week of February because it marks the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, two men who greatly influenced black Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Carter Woodson choose February as the month to celebrate Black History because of the two Historical African American birthdays Frederick Douglas 2/14 and Abraham Lincoln 2/12. He also wanted to recognized the outstanding achievements of Americans of African Heritage to scient, literature, and the arts of becoming transfromed to Black History Month.
Dr Carter G Woodson began the celebration we now recognize as Black History month. Dr. Carter G Woodson was a black American scholar. He earned a PhD from Harvard. He recognized that black history was not included in his studies. He saw that when blacks were seen in history books, it was in a way that portrayed them as inferior. In response, Dr. Carter G Woodson started the Association for the Study of Negro Life…