Know the Past, Shape the Future...
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.
Please take a moment and see a few of the many contributions that we have made to shape the world we live in today.
Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller (1872 - 1953)
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (1908 - 1972)
Ivan van Sertima (1935 - 2009)