- Arushi Choudhury
Happy Black History Month!
Updated: Dec 30, 2021
February is Black History Month! This month, take time to honor Black people by celebrating their culture and Heritage.
Black History Month wasn’t always a month. In 1926, the second week of February was titled “Negro History Week” because of former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Because of the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, the week became a month. This year, it is the 151st anniversary of the right for black men to vote.
So, who are some people who made Black History Month possible?
Let's start with Frederick Douglass. Through the Underground Railroad, Douglass helped himself and many other slaves to be free. Adding on, Harriet Tubman became one of the most eminent conductors of the Underground Railroad and helped free around 300 slaves.
Booker T. Washington believed that blacks would be accepted into society by showing themselves to be skillful and reliable American citizens, hence he was head of Tuskegee Institute, a school focusing on providing skills needed to thrive in society.
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