black history month

black history month

  • February is from the Latin term Februarius, meaning to either 'Purify' or 'Atone'. Many people don't know that Negro History week was established in February, 1926. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), an African-American writer who wrote the book Mis-Education of the Negro, and is also known as the "Father of Black History," said that he had chosen the month of February for reasons of "tradition" and "reform."

Subscribe to black history month

Contact Us

OFFICES

16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10016

(212) 925-6635

HelpLine: 212-925-6635 ext. 650

NOTE: We do not take walk-in requests for assistance.
You must make an appointment in advance.

E-MAIL

Request Help: help@legalmomentum.org

Media Inquiries: pressinfo@legalmomentum.org

Donations and Events: friends@legalmomentum.org

Website Issues/Other Inquiries: info@legalmomentum.org

Sign up for news & action alerts.