Archive for February, 2013


Black History Month

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Some of many important people in Black History

Some of many important people in Black History

Black History Month is a month celebrated in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada commemorating people with significant achievements as well as events in the history of the African Diaspora.

Black History Month is also referred to as African-American History Month, Black month, Black Heritage Month, Black Culture Month and many more.

Abraham Lincoln played a huge role in the abolition of slavery by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Black History Month stemmed from the progress made after the abolition of slavery.

Carter Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland are pioneers of Black History Month in the United States. Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, Donald Oliver, and Jean Augustine also made contributions to the wide recognition of Black History Month in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Black History Month is celebrated in the United States, Germany and Canada in February and in the United Kingdom, in October. It is typical for people celebrating Black History Month to do so in African Clothing. Dashiki Shirts, Caftans, African Print wears, Brocade apparels are some Popular African Clothing worn during Black History Month celebrations. Children are also involved in Black History Month celebrations.

African Clothing is worn even outside of Black History Month because of the vibrant colors, intricate designs and more.  African Clothing is generally comfortable, unique and elegant. Click here to see some Authentic Black History Month Clothing.

Black History Month celebrations are popular with Dance Groups, Religious institutions, Educational institutions, and many more. Black History Month is also celebrated by well wishers from other races.

Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Bessie Smith are some names of African-Americans celebrated during Black History Month as they are activists that pushed for equality for African-Americans in the United States. There are many other African-Americans celebrated during Black History Month in the areas of sports, entertainment, science and many more.

Black History is always going to be very important in American History.