1. usnatarchives:

In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson helped create “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, chosen because it coincided with Frederick Douglass’s birthday (February 7), as well as Abraham Lincoln’s (February 12). 
In 1976, the Federal government expanded the week to “Black History Month.”
Check out our newest board on Pinterest: “Celebrating Black History Month.”
Text and image via the Foundation for the National Archives. Image: “Carter G. Woodson - Teacher, Historian, Publisher, 1943” by Charles Henry Alston. National Archives Record Group 208, ARC 535622. 

I <3 you, Carter Woodson.

    usnatarchives:

    In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson helped create “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, chosen because it coincided with Frederick Douglass’s birthday (February 7), as well as Abraham Lincoln’s (February 12).

    In 1976, the Federal government expanded the week to “Black History Month.”

    Check out our newest board on Pinterest: “Celebrating Black History Month.”

    Text and image via the Foundation for the National Archives.

    Image: “Carter G. Woodson - Teacher, Historian, Publisher, 1943” by Charles Henry Alston. National Archives Record Group 208, ARC
    535622.

    I <3 you, Carter Woodson.

  2. thelifeguardlibrarian:

Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Three new (gorgeous) children’s books out for Black History Month