African Americans in Times of War
Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans. Every year since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided a theme for Black History Month. The theme for 2018 is “African Americans in Times of War.”
ASALH Theme Announcment (PDF)
Click the link below for the Presidential Proclamation for 2018.