Black History Month
Black History Month 2024
For the 4th year in a row, we welcome February with a unique tribute to Black History Month!
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is an annual event in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to commemorate important people and events in the history of the African American community. BHM is typically observed in the month of February in the United States and Canada, while in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is observed in October. Its origins can be traced back to the US in the early 20th century,
This year, the theme is "African Americans and the Arts", spanning the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. So, throughout the month of February, together with Exploration, we will meet important people who have excelled in various art forms and have contributed to the preservation and strengthening of the history and memory of the black community.
A few words about “Black History Month”:
“Black History Month” is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October
Its roots are back in 1926, in the United States, when historian Carter Woodson (1875-1950) and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced that the second week of February would be Negro History Week. 50 years later, in 1976, it was decided that this celebration would last all month.