Skip Navigation Links
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Home
Collaborations and Partnerships
College Access
Diversity Issues in Brief
Legislative Advocacy
Minority Business Vendor Relationships
Minority Male Student Success Programs at Community Colleges
Program Submissions
Search
Programs
Reports and Data
Resources
African Americans
Asian Americans
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender
Hispanic Americans
Immigrants
Native American
Students with Disabilities
Veterans
Other

 AACC Celebrates African American History Month 

2/9/2012

Photo: Dr. Carter G. WoodsonBlack History Month was first established in 1926 as "Negro History Week" by historian, author, and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson, now known as "The Father of Black History." February was selected for the celebration to honor the births of two men whose actions forever altered the future of black Americans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the week-long celebration was expanded to a month in recognition of the impact African Americans have made throughout U.S. history. Each year, Black History Month focuses on a theme selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the organization founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1915.

The theme of Black History Month 2012 is "Black Women in American Culture and History."

Resources

Contact Us

To add other resources to the list above, please contact Kevin Christian, AACC's Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, at kchristian@aacc.nche.edu or by phone, 202.728.0200 x262.

Home | Site Map | ©2014  American Association of Community Colleges
 One Dupont Circle, NW | Suite 410 | Washington, DC 20036 | Ph: 202.728.0200 | Fx: 202.833.2467
www.aacc21stcenturycenter.org | www.ccdaily.com | plus50.aacc.nche.edu  | www.theseedcenter.org