Black History Month is an annual observance in February in the United States and Canada. ASYVC hangs posters throughout the month of February dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievement, and struggles of African American throughout history.

It was established in 1976 by Carter G. Woodson. He believed that black people should be proud of their heritage and that all Americans should understand the largely overlooked achievements of black Americans. Woodson chose the month of February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans, President Abraham Lincoln (born February 12) and Frederick Douglass (born February 14) who played a prominent role in shaping black history and to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. Woodson died from a heart attack at the age of 74 in 1950. His legacy lives on every February.

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Post authored by ASYVC Secretary Diana Antonio