Established by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally a week-long recognition of the achievements of African Americans. It has since grown to a monthlong celebration of the history, contributions, advancements, study, and future of African Americans.
From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, learn about Black History Month and its founder, Carter G. Woodson.
A poem written by James Weldon Johnson and set to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson, learn the lyrics and the history of the Negro National Hymn or as it is most commonly known, the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Renditions of the song Lift Every Voice and Sing