Black History Month was first proposed by Black educators and Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of Black History Month took place in the State of Kent one year later, from January 2, 1970 to February 28, 1970.
Six years later, Black History Month was celebrated across the United States in educational institutions, black culture centers, and community centers, large and small, it was then when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the Bicentennial celebration of United States. He urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor, the all too often neglected accomplishments, of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Black History Month is an annual celebration originating in the United States. It has received official recognition from the governments of the United States and Canada, and more recently it has been held in Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom it is celebrated in October.
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At Aniq we want to honor women who fought for their rights, who live for a better future and in some way contribute to the Society in which we live. This month for the next 4 Fridays we will present some of these women who inspire and motivate in our lives. And today February 5, 2021 we begin with this wonderful woman, Maya Angelou. Here you can see more info about it.