Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to Black History.
Harriet Tubman reminds us “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
With the attached JPIC Calendar for February and for Black History Month, we invite you to explore the lives of those who found the strength, patience and passion to change the world– yesterday and today.
African American Civil Rights activist, known as "the first lady of Civil Rights"