Black History Month was formally established in 1976 but the precursor to this celebration was "Negro History Week" founded by Black scholar Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Woodson was responsible for founding The Journal of African American History in 1916, which was one of the earliest scholarly journals focused on African American research and history.
In addition to honoring the past, Black history month is also about the present. Here are some ideas for Black History Month:
In Our Communities
Be sure to check out our Event Calendar for events honoring Black history Month around the greater Seattle area!