Black History Month’s history
Dr Carter G. Woodson was born in the United States in 1875, died in 1950 and he instigated “Negro History Week” in February 1926. February was chosen because it was, for great slavery abolitionists, Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, their birth month.
This historian revealed through his career and his work, another version of history. He created a scientific analytical flow of black people in universal history. He fought society’s racism and prejudgments.
His biggest dream was to integrate African history in schools study program. He would not be content that African history was taught, but that it was so in a respectful and sensitive manner as to promote diversity.
“Negro History Week” became “Black History Month” in 1976 during the America’s bi-centennial festivities. It was made so to faithfully and objectively commemorate Black people’s history. It is celebrated in all metropolitan regions of North America, Africa, France, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.