Established in the 1920's by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans.
Educational Links and Tools:
Books and Reading Material Available at Belmont's Library:
Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (check availability)
A. Philip Randolph, Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement (check availability)
Many more titles and works are available in the Lila Bunch Library.