Black History Month 2011: Facts & Activities?

Since 1976, Black History Month has been a significant cornerstone of showcasing the notable contributions of African-Americans over the years for the good of American society.

This month is a good time to remember those pivotal people who changed history, not just for the black community but for everyone.

On Black History Month 2011, we remember monumental events, from the Civil War to President Barack Obama's election, and revolutionaries such as Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.

Where can I find facts of Black History Month 2011? What about activities?

asked by Allison in Holidays | 2156 views | 02-01-2011 at 07:36 PM

The month of February was selected for this celebration of Black history in honor of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, who were both born in that month.

Black History Month was originally focused on highlighting African-Americans, but as time progressed other nations started celebrating it.

Black History Month is important, because it is part of American history. It also reminds you that America is the country where people have the freedom to voice their opinions to change policies.

Biography.com has a nice collection of biographical resources, including film clips, videos, timelines and activities. That website is devoted to Black History Month.

answered by Louise | 02-01-2011 at 07:37 PM

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