Tuesday, February 8, 2011

About Today: Why Is Black History Month in February? 2/8/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Do you ever wonder why we celebrate Black History Month in February? I've always wondered, not least because if I were picking months, I might pick something less smack-dab in the middle of winter.

Who Founded Black History Month? 
February should probably be the Official Month of Napping, and not anything more historically and socially significant.
The Origins of Black History Month 
As it turns out, two very important birthdays took place in February, and that was a big reason for the choice. (And yes, you'll have to read the piece to find out.)
What Is African-American History? 
How do you define African-American history? When did it begin, and which eras does it encompass?
National Events for Black History Month 
Chances are, there are events in your hometown celebrating Black History Month. You can find some of them here.
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