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Black History Month



  • Carter G. Woodson and the History of Black History Month

    Since Woodson's death in 1950, the organization that he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History -- now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) -- has fought to keep his legacy alive.



  • Black History Month has a little known Catholic history as well

    by Shannen Dee Williams

    In 1949, famed Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes celebrated Negro History Week (the precursor to Black History Month) with members of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and their students at the all black and Catholic St. Alphonsus School.



  • Rethinking Black History Month in Germany

    by Tiffany Florvil

    This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the annual Black History Month celebrations in Berlin, which became a fixture in the Black German community. 



  • Why Are We Still Segregating Black History in February?

    by Christina Proenza-Coles

    Even before the U.S. was a nation, African-Americans played crucial roles in nearly every stage of history in the new world. ‘Honoring’ that history in one month is a travesty.



  • Video of the Week: "Real Black History"

    Professors Jelani Cobb, Jamilah Lemieux, Mychal Denzel Smith, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, George Wallace, and Walter Naegle are here to remind you that Black History is American History and it doesn't fit in one tweet.