African American History Month is celebrated during the month of February. Historian Carter G. Woodson hoped to raise awareness of African American's contributions to civilization by establishing Negro History Week. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that included both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass' birthdays. The week was later expanded to a month in 1976 during the United States bicentennial.
Knowitall Series and Collections
- African American History Collection
- Between the Waters - Friendfield Village
- Between the Waters - Strawberry Schoolhouse
- Civil Rights Movement (South Carolina Hall of Fame)
- Civil Rights Youth Media Summit
- Gullah Net
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Road Trip! Through South Carolina Civil Rights History
- Mary McCleod Bethune (Idella Bodie's SC Women)
- Modjeska Simkins (Idella Bodie's SC Women)
- Tuskegee Airmen
- Cecil Williams
- Chief Justice Ernest Finney
- Judge Matthew Perry
- Martin Luther King, Jr. in South Carolina
- Mary McCleod Bethune
- Modjeska Simkins
- Orangeburg Massacre
- Robert Smalls
Africanamericanhistorymonth.gov - The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society
The Law Library of Congress - Find compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to African American History Month.