BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024
It's time for the annual celebration of Black History Month in America.
Whether you're in school, teaching students, or just hoping to learn more, here's what you need to know about Black History Month and how to celebrate.
Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February.
Since its origins in the 1920s, Black History Month has been assigned a theme.
For 2024, the theme is "African Americans and the Arts," according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
President Gerald R. Ford was the first president to issue a message urging Americans to recognize what was then Black History Week in 1975. The next year, it was expanded to a month-long observation.
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