Black History Month – A Collection of Articles


February marks the start of Black History Month. We GATHERed a collection of wonderful articles and links to celebrate and honor our fellow Americans, Veterans, and First Responders.

From History.com: “Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.”

WATCH: Black History Documentaries on HISTORY Vault

Military Times: “Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 369th Infantry Regiment arrive back in New York harbor on Feb. 12, 1919, after serving in France during World War I. The 369th was an African-American unit in a segregated Army which had served under French Army command but earned so many awards for heroism that they became known as the Harlem Hellfighters. (National Archives).”


National Museum of African American History and Culture

“African Americans serving in the military service throughout U.S. history have often fought on two fronts: fighting the actual enemy and fighting a system of segregation and exclusion” —>.https://blackhistorymonth.gov/

“Ninety African Americans have been awarded the Medal of Honor”
.—> https://www.defense.gov/News/Feature-Stories/Story/Article/2912763/dod-nation-celebrate-black-history-month/

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