Black Historical past Month originated as a one week celebration began by notable educator, researcher, and historian, the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The weekly celebration was later adopted right into a one month designation within the mid-Sixties. In 1976, President Gerald Ford formally acknowledged February as Black Historical past Month.
From notable firsts related to the start neighborhood together with Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the primary Black lady doctor in america who determined to deal with ailments of girls and youngsters following the Civil Conflict and Helen O. Dickens who was the primary Black lady to obtain board certification in obstetrics and gynecology to neighborhood heroes resembling Hattie Cooper Goines Holmes, a neighborhood “granny” midwife who delivered a whole lot of infants earlier than hospitals have been built-in within the South.
Although February was designated as Black Historical past Month, historical past isn’t restricted to solely a month as a result of Black historical past is American historical past.
At present, we wish to proceed these traditions of celebrating Black Historical past Month by sharing what this celebration means to start photographers throughout the nation. Take a look at their phrases and exquisite imagery under!