Black History Month 2023
Walla Walla Public Schools joins world in celebrating Black History Month
Walla Walla Public Schools joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.
Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
Learn more at:
• Library of Congress
• The History Channel