Have you ever wondered why February is Black History Month?
“First, there was Negro History Week
Critics have long argued that Black history should be taught and celebrated year-round, not just during one month each year.
It was Carter G. Woodson, the “father of Black history,” who first set out in 1926 to designate a time to promote and educate people about Black history and culture, according to W. Marvin Dulaney. He is a historian and the president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).”
To see the entire NPR article CLICK HERE
Not surprisingly, History.com also has a good explainer…CLICK HERE