Black History Month
What springs to mind when you hear the word “history”? What springs to mind when you hear the word “black”?
What stories do you believe that “Black History” tells?
February is the "Black History Month" and along with Exploration we fund out important African-Americans with significant contributions to society, science, politics, entertainment and sports. Choose the person you want to meet and discover more about him/her through photos, books, videos, artifacts, history facts and all of these through play!
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.