Black History Month: A Primer

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  • Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland
  • Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
  • Gerald R. Ford
  • Mary Frances Berry
  • Johnetta B. Cole
  • Black History Month in U.K. and Canada
  • Morgan Freeman
  • White History Month
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Howard University

How It Started

A look at how African-Americans started — and continued — celebrating their achievements in February.Erin E. Evans

Fifty years after slavery was abolished, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, an organization on a mission to promote the achievements of Black Americans and people of African descent.

(Photos from left: Courtesy of WikiCommons, Public Domain)

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