Celebrating African-American History Month
Updated: Feb 6, 2020
February is African-American History Month, or as it is commonly referred to, Black History Month. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) committee has created a beautiful showcase and our Buddy Helpers have written scripts for our morning announcements.
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. Also known as African American History Month, 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 celebrating black history.
Black History Month 2020 Theme
Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.
The Black History Month 2020 theme, “African Americans and the Vote,” is in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) granting women’s suffrage and the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) giving black men the right to vote.
Our Lobby Showcase
When you enter or leave our school, please take a moment to see the bulletin board that celebrates African American History Month.
Our Morning Announcements
Our Buddy Helpers have written scripts for our morning announcements.
African-American History Month (AAHM) https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov
AAHM For Teachers https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/
National Museum of African American History & Culture https://nmaahc.si.edu
Credits: Special thanks to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.