African American History Month
An annual celebration, this month acknowledges the achievements and history of African Americans in our country. Carter Godwin Woodson, often cited as the father of black history, established the Negro History Week in 1926. The month of February was selected to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederic Douglass. In the 1960’s it evolved into Black History Month on numerous college campuses and was officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976 to coincide with the American Bicentennial. Discover some great titles that reflect on the African American experience with these selections.