During the month of February, CFBISD joins the nationwide annual celebration of the history and cultural contributions of African Americans in the United States for Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. During the month, students will learn about the achievements, perspectives, struggles, and experiences of African Americans throughout more than 400 years of American history.
The month was originally established in 1926 by author and historian Carter G. Woodson. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation's bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Each year, the U.S. President proclaims February as National African American History Month.
To learn more about the month, visit CFBISD’s new Celebrating Cultural Moments webpage on the district website. Throughout the coming weeks, the district and its schools will celebrate Black History Month. Follow our district and campus social media pages to follow along with the celebrations.