The Important Political History of Black History Month

"Many accept Black History Month as a special time of year, yet few recognize the role African American teachers played in establishing and popularizing this tradition during Jim Crow. Originally founded in 1926 as Negro History Week by the famed educator and groundbreaking historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month is the product of Black teachers’ long-standing intellectual and political struggles."

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AWTT portrait of Carter G. Woodson
AWTT portrait of W.E.B. DuBois
AWTT portrait of Pauli Murray