Black History Month

Feb. 1, 2023

Black History Month is an annual observance that began as a way of remembering important people and events. It honors all Black people from all periods of history. We take this time to celebrate the legacy of Black people whose power to lead, overcome, and expand the meaning and practice of democracy has helped our Nation become a more fair and just society.

It's an opportunity for everyone to spotlight and celebrate the achievements that Black people have accomplished, despite the history of racism and oppression. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black people and a time for recognizing their central role in history.