blackhistoryA Black History Month celebration recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to U.S. history and acknowledges the achievements of African Americans. Also known as African American History Month, the event evolved from Carter G. Woodson's "Negro History Week." February has been designated Black History Month by all U.S. presidents since 1976. Black history is also celebrated in other countries around the world, such as Canada and the United Kingdom. Watch Black History Documentaries.

Black History Month 2023 Theme

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.

The Black History Month 2023 theme, “Black Resistance,” explores how "African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings," since the nation's earliest days.

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