Random House, Inc. Celebrates Black History Month
Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African-American author and scholar, this event evolved into the establishment of February as "Black History Month" in 1976.
Since 1926, The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History has established the national theme for the month-long celebration. This year's theme is "From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of Africans in the Americas."
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For more information on Black History Month, and for some additional resources, here are a few websites we recommend:
The Black History site at the Library of Congress
A website tracing the history of Jim Crow
The Biography Channel's Black History Month website