Black History Month

How are you celebrating Black History Month? Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week."

Did you know each year's Black History Month celebration is themed? When Carter G. Woodson established the Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. Over the years, the themes reflect changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community. Black History Month is a great opportunity to explore, or jump start your research, on Black History, Excellence, and culture. Check out Your Favorite Librarian's 28-Day Black Literature Challenge.


Capture of a photo of you and a great book. Share with the world with you are reading during this year's Black History Celebration.

Don't forget to share what you are reading this month and tag Your Favorite Librarian.