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Black History Month Streaming and DVD Resources

Why Celebrate Black History Month?

In 1915, in response to the lack of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.  From these roots, Black History Month has become a nationally observed month of celebration and remembrance for important people and events within the Black community of the United States. Originally chosen for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and Frederick Douglass' birthday on February 18, since 1926 Black history was officially celebrated for a week each year before being expanded in 1970 to encompass the whole month of February. It is an opportunity not only to commemorate great figures in Black history, but also to turn gazes towards the future and a better tomorrow for people of the African diaspora around the world.