Black History Month

Black History Month
Also calledAfrican-American History Month
Observed byUnited States, Canada,[1] United Kingdom[2]
SignificanceCelebration of the African diaspora including, African-American history
Date
  • February (US and Canada)
  • October (Europe)
FrequencyAnnual

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States[4] and Canada,[5] while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.[6][7]

  1. ^ Wayde Compton, "Remembering Hogan's Alley, hub of Vancouver's black community" Archived March 13, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, CBC News, February 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Black History Month Introduction; Prime Minister, Theresa May" Archived March 13, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, September 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Lou Veal, "'Black History Month' begins with opening of culture center" Archived March 13, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, Daily Kent Stater, Volume LV, Number 52, February 3, 1970, Kent State University.
  4. ^ Wilson, Milton. "Involvement/2 Years Later: A Report On Programming In The Area Of Black Student Concerns At Kent State University, 1968–1970". Special Collections and Archives: Milton E. Wilson, Jr. papers, 1965–1994. Kent State University. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "About Black History Month". Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Ryan, Órla. "Ireland becomes fourth country in world to celebrate Black History Month". TheJournal.ie. Archived from the original on November 22, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "BHM365". Black History Month 365. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2017.

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