Feb. 1 marks the first day of Black History month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration honoring the triumphs and struggles of African-Americans throughout U.S. history.
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, who many consider a pioneer in the study of African-American history, wanted to find a way to bring attention to Black history and culture, so he established Negro History Week, which was celebrated the second week of February.
Woodson chose the second week of the month to celebrate.
During the 1960s, Negro History Week evolved into Black History Month, and in 1976, then-President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month during the country's bicentennial.
Were you aware that there's a Black History Periodic Table? Some teachers (Tonika L. Phairr) came together and created it to help the teachers and students and to add into the lesson plans at her High School.
As a community,, I FEEL THIS IS A PERFECT TIME to call on the names of our ancestors, inventors, teachers, scholars, musicians, poets, scientists, healers and more as a collective during this time throughout the month of February in libation at our personal altars as a group or as a community.