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1976, though it grew from Negro History Week which was started in 1926.

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Black history month was established as black history week feb.21,1926 to acknowledge all black American achiever

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it was established in 1976

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What 3 countries celebrate black history month?

Canada and the United Kingdom also celebrate Black History Month.

Why is there a black history month but not a white history month?

People learn of white history every month of the year, and that is including in Black History month. To have a month set aside would be surely redundant and only reinforce what is reinforced everyday in society and schools.

Why are white people rude to black people when it's Black History Month?

Some whites are rude to blacks during Black History Month because they claim it is unfair and unequal to others without a history month. This is unfounded since there are other months designated for other races; they simply are not as high profile as Black History Month. Some even claim there is no White History Month which many have to repeat back that there is; it is every month on the calender. Since white history is taught no matter what, there is no need to have any specific month for it which is what many hope will happen for Black History and which is the whole point of it; that history about black Americans will be taught not because of a month, but because it is history and needs to be known.

What month was originally black history month?

It was always February.

In th US what month of the year is black history month?

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 the U.S., Black History Month is also referred to as African-American History Month.

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Who established black history month?

Carter G. Woodson Established Black History Month

When was black history month established?

In 1976

What are facts about black history month?

it was established in 1926

What year did Negro History month become Black History month?

Negro History Week was first established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson. It was later expanded to a month-long celebration and renamed Black History Month in 1976 by President Gerald R. Ford.

When is Black history month in Canada?

What Month is Black history month in Canada

What month is black history celebrated?

Black history month is about the people that fought our right such as discrimination, civil rights, prejudice ,and racism.

Is Will Smith in black history month?

Is he black than yes anyone whos black is in black history month

Who was the father of Negro History Week which is now called Black History Month?

The father of Negro History Week, which is now called Black History Month, was Carter G. Woodson. He established Negro History Week in 1926 to bring attention to the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history. The week was later expanded to a month-long celebration in 1976.

What year was negro black history month turned into black history month?


Why do you have black history month?

we have black history month to remember the hard times for the blacks.

How many days are in black history month?

There are 28 in February since it is Black History month.

When was Black History Month - song - created?

Black History Month - song - was created in 1979.