Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in US history.
The video above highlights heroes like Rosa Parks who paved the way, so future generations could boldly walk in the direction of their dreams. Let us join together in honoring Black History Month — its rich history and its role in our world today.
2018 Black History Month Theme
Every year since 1976, when President Gerald Ford first officially recognized February as Black History Month, every president has designated a theme.
The theme of Black History Month 2018 is “African Americans in Times of War,” which honors the roles that black Americans have played in warfare and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Learn more about the history of Black History Month and this year’s theme on the History Channel’s website.
Black History and Culture — Today and Yesteryears
Browse Google’s Arts & Culture Black History Month collection of artwork, artifacts, and stories. Take a dive into Black History Month by virtually visiting key sites of black history, watching defining moment in civil rights history, and learning about pioneers of black media, music, and pop culture.
Let us join together as ever-growing students, of culture and of our nation’s history, celebrating our brothers and sisters. Broaden your own horizons by learning more than you knew before about Black History Month.