Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States. The event was first celebrated during a week in February in 1926. The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation's bicentennial. Carter G. Woodson selected February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans who played a prominent role in shaping black history, namely Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays are the 12 and the 14, respectively.
Click on the 'African American Affairs' tab to open the drop down menu, and then click on the 'Black History Month' tab to open a drop down menu with all of the events. You may click on any individual event to learn more details about it.