Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history.
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.( Black History Facts, History.com, 2015)(http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-facts)
Since 1928, every Black History week or month has had a theme that recognizes pivotal events or topics that should be highlighted during the year's celebration. This years theme is A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture.