The Origins of Black History Month


In 1926, the historian Carter G. Woodson, co-founder (with the prominent minister Jesse Moorland) of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, proclaimed the second week of February as “Negro History Week,” to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14). These two beacons of freedom … More The Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month 2015


February 1, 2015 February is Black History Month in the United States. And, for this year’s celebration, the National Theme is A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture. In honor of Black History Month, baltimoreblackwoman will join this important celebration by posting essays, videos, and photos highlighting the countless contributions of Black Americans to … More Black History Month 2015