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Posted: February 1, 2021

February is Black History Month

Students are learning about, recognizing, and celebrating African Americans.

From the History Channel: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

How is your school learning about Black History Month? What resources are you using? Are you hosting a virtual event?

Let us know by tweeting, using the hashtag #BHMinAPS, or submit information about an event to be considered for inclusion in the calendar.

Black History Month Resource Materials

The APS Office of Equity and Engagement has compiled materials for teachers, students, and the community to be able to learn more about African American history, experience, and the significance of the month.