Black History Month

Each year, during the month of February, our nation recognizes and celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. history.  Founded by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Week was first celebrated in 1926 during the second week of February, which coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  In 1976, Black History Week was expanded to a month-long celebration by President Gerald Ford, who declared it was time for the United States to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”  R.S.U. No. 67  joins our nation in honoring and celebrating Black History Month.