February is Black History Month in the United States. Black History Month is a national annual observance for remembering important people and events…

February is Black History Month in the United States. Black History Month is a national annual observance for remembering important people and events in the history of African-Americans. It originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as “Negro History Week”. He chose the second week of February because it had the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans, President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. I think it is good that we celebrate Black History Months and the history of other cultures as well. Students especially need to know what it was like for all cultures many many years ago. At my school I know there will be programs going on to celebrate it. Some kids get to go if their teachers sign up for it but it is good thing that they actually do go.

– Tatiana