February is the month we celebrate African American history. The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (history.com).
IMSA-North will take part in the celebration of African American history with our annual Black History Month program.