Since originally brought to America by force, African/Black Americans have influenced every aspect of American society. From, education, politics, government, sports, business, arts/entertainment, literature, science to exploration. Thanks to Carter G. Woodson, who realized the country had little knowledge of the contributions made by Blacks/African Americans to the History of the United States, Black History Week was started in 1926.
By 1976 it was extended to four weeks during the month of February, and became known as Black History Month.
Today with the election of our 44th and first African American/Black President, there has been a renewed interest in African American/Black history.
While Black History Month is a significant time of celebration; Black History USA believes history is made twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and three hundred sixty five days a year.