Black History Month

About Black History Month - An Overview
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd.
Black History Month was created by Carter G. Woodson, PhD, in February 1926. Originally called Negro History Week,  Woodson created the concept so students would have the opportunity to learn about Black History. Woodson chose the second week in February in celebration of Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln.
Tucson Unified School District African American Student Services' Black History Month logo.
Event Summary
February 1 - 28
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To request a presentation for your school, or for questions about Black History Month events and activities, please contact African American Student Services.