The GMC-IDE committee hopes that everyone will continue to learn about and celebrate Black History Month this year.
The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
The History.com link below boasts a comprehensive look at the history of blacks in America- from The Underground Railroad to Selma, The Harlem Hellfighters to the Black Lives Matter movement.