February offers us a chance to commemorate Black History Month and reflect on the contributions that people of African descent have made to the world. In America, people started celebrating the life-changing achievements of black people during February’s second week (7 to 14) in 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875 to 1950) designed the celebration. He was a Virginia native and his parents were formerly enslaved.
In America, black history is vital since it is part of American history, rather than a separate subject. By highlighting black history, we continue to understand how black narratives are tightly integrated and woven into the United States’ history as a whole. The same is true around the world.
Black History Month has enabled people to understand African American culture and history better by promoting resources, exhibits, and collections and offering educational resources for teachers. The exhibits and resources tell incredible stories of black people who have transformed the world.
The reason why we celebrate Black History Month is to highlight the lasting contributions of people of African descent in society. Dr. Woodson felt that remembering their contributions was vital and that such an education could motivate other people to achieve their highest potential. We now dedicate the entire month of February to recognizing the impact that people of African descent have made in expanding democracy, enriching American culture, making a better society for everyone, and strengthening families.
Black History Month commemorates the past while looking at the future. History is made daily and we live through it and shape it. This can have an impact on people’s values, attitudes, and future generations. It also provides an opportune moment to celebrate success stories. It is a time to celebrate all the prizes, achievements, inventions, and discoveries that people of African descent have accomplished.
Apart from promoting diversity, Black History Month also celebrates it. Promoting diversity involves bringing awareness to the idea that people are diverse and they all contribute something to society. By educating others, we are celebrating and showing the achievements of black people and them as individuals. We get to know about their impact on our lives. During Black History Month, conversations also occur in the education system. Children learn about the key figures in black history and those who have invented, achieved, and succeeded.