Black History Month occurs annually in the month of February and is celebrated in the United States and throughout parts of the world. At its inception, BHM began as Negro History Week in 1926 by its founder, Carter G. Woodson, as a way to educate young school children on black history. The aforementioned week coincided with Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays, two highly influential members in the Abolitionist movement, and was a part of a larger shift that saw an appreciation for, and spread of, African-American and Black culture. Throughout history, it evolved from a singular week, to the month-wide celebration that we observe today.
These works, featured on our Pinterest page, have been highlighted for their groundbreaking and moving prose that examine varying factors pertaining to African-American/Black history, politics, culture, and art. Click HERE to see the full collection.