Carter G. Woodson
1926: The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, initiated the First National Negro Week on this day. In 1972, it was renamed Black History Week and in 1976 it became Black History Month. (Photo: Tumblr)
Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.