Black History Month


Remember. Recognize. Renew.

Historian Carter G. Woodson was not only the driving force behind Black History Month, he lobbied to rewrite history books to recognize black Americans in every endeavor throughout U.S. history. Inspired by his legacy, we’ve pulled together these daily reflections to celebrate our past, present and future. Click below to get started!

Watch “Origins of Black History Month” & Learn More About Carter G. Woodson

Watch Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s 5 Most Famous Speeches

Bake Sweet Potato Biscuits, a Traditional Soul Food

Learn About This Year’s Theme for Black History Month

Check Out a List of 16 “Must-Reads” by African American Writers

Learn About the Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Create Your Own Poetry to Support Black History Month

Like the “My Black is Beautiful” Facebook Page

Wear a headwrap today! Click below for how-to-tie directions and ideas.

Make Your Own African Peanut Stew

Read About “Famous Firsts” in African American History

View a Gallery of Notable Black Women Musicians

Learn More About The Blues

Listen to a B.B. King Radio Station on

Get Connected with Black Voices at Huffington Post

Review the Historical Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement

Discover the 11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Meet Reuben Reuel, a Fashion Designer for Ashro

Shop at Shades of Color Gifts

Visit the Website of the National R&B Society

Learn About Black Then

Sign Up for Emails from Madame Noire

Get Tickets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Download the App for the
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Get Some Useful Tips from Black Health Matters