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Black History Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

Black History Month Facts & Figures: Diversity & InclusionBlack History Month is a time to commemorate achievement. DiversityInc provides a list of the important dates and relevant demographics you need to know.

“Negro History Week” was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development of the United States. The second week of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to Black History Month.

Download the Black History Month Timeline and Black History Month Facts & Figures by clicking the images below.

2015 Black History Month Timeline 1 250 2015 Black History Month Facts & Figures 1 250




  • We as a people can do better. How? We need to”counsel and teach our young people” to become the Cop, not the thug, to become the prison warden, not the prisoner, to become the banker, not the debt slave, to become the leader of the class, not the distraction, etc. We need to give more support to our local churches, businesses, and virtual community.

  • Thank you so much or the links.

    It’s sad, but when I read the subject line I looked at the links and the first thing that I thought to myself was
    “ I wouldn’t call any of this progress” there is still just as much racism, sexual harassment and stereotyping as there was 20 years ago.
    We can just freely talk, tweet, and FB about it now.

    Thanks again for all you do

  • It is a strange paradox to me that a people legally enslaved for three hundred years and taught to hate themselves and anyone who looks like them, would after another one hundred years of “peonage”; wonder why their descendants know nothing of their ancestors when they relegate the emphasis on that history to one month out of the year.

    • Luke Visconti

      And why our nation takes great effort to remain ignorant, and thereby condemn itself to strangle its future with the two hands of an aging workforce and youth that is not prepared properly for the work that has not yet been exported. Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

  • Thank you for sharing. However, I suggest you present the history like a book. You must start at the beginning to really appreciate the whole story. If you begin with slavery, then you miss out on the fact that people of African descent gave birth to all the world. Therefore, we were the originators of civilization. Once you start at the beginning, then you can add the other “races” in as the timeline progresses. That is the “Real Story” and not “His-Story!!”

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