The celebration of black history was established in 1925 by Harvard trained historian Carter G. Woodson. Initially it was a week long celebration, eventually in 1976, the celebration was extended to become a month long period of honoring the achievements of African Americans. At this time President Gerald R. Ford encouraged Americans to take the opportunity to recognize the often unnoticed accomplishments of black Americans.
Black History Month provides an opportunity for reflection of the great contributions of African Americans. The accomplishments of African Americans are often overlooked and during this time looking back and celebrating the great strides and achievements allows better understanding of how much African Americans contributed to the foundation of America. Although February is coming to a close it is still not too late to partake in some special events.
Crossing the Net: Denver City Park and Black Tennis Experience Film and Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Black History Movie Night
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
CU Boulder Campus
2014 Bridge Speaker/Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tivoli Turnhalle, Auraria Campus