February is Black History Month!

February is Black History Month!

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and recognizes the prominent role of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month, created by American Historian Carter G. Woodson, originally began as Negro History Week. Since 1976, every U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Black History Month is also celebrated in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Black History Month has inspired schools and communities across the nation to organize local celebrations, create black history clubs, and host performances and lectures.

Southside ISD schools will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. Join us in celebrating the many achievements and contributions of African Americans.

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