Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world - predominantly to the Americas, then later to Europe, the It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in the month of February, while in the UK it is held in the month of October. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Overview February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic
The remembrance was originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as "Negro History Week". Carter Godwin Woodson' ( December 19 1875 - April 3 1950) was an African - American Historian, Author Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14 1818 February 20 1895 was an American abolitionist, editor, Orator
When the tradition of Black History Month was started in the US, many in mainstream academia had barely begun to explore black history. At that point, most representation of blacks in history books was only in reference to the low social position they held as slaves and their descendants, with the exception of George Washington Carver. George Washington Carver (January 1864 – January 5 1943 was an African American Scientist, Botanist, Educator, and Inventor Black History Month can also be referred to as African-American History Month, or African Heritage Month. W. E. B. DuBois' 1935 work "Black Reconstruction" was an early work in history that pointed to black contributions.
In the United Kingdom (UK), Black History Month is celebrated in the month of October. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The official guide to Black History Month in the UK is published by Sugar Media, Ltd. , which produces 100,000 copies nationwide. 
Part of the aim of Black History Month is to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage and how their history is integral to mainstream narratives. It demonstrates how all peoples contribute to a culture.
Black History Month sparks an annual debate about the continued usefulness and fairness of a designated month dedicated to the history of one race. The term race or racial group usually refers to the concept of categorizing Humans into Populations or groups on the basis of various sets Critical op-ed pieces have appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer  and USA Today . An editorial, leader (UK or leading article (UK is an article in a Newspaper or Magazine that expresses the opinion of the Editor The Cincinnati Enquirer a daily morning Newspaper, is the highest-circulation print publication in Greater Cincinnati ( Ohio) and Northern USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company.
Some African American radical/nationalist groups, including the Nation of Islam, have criticized Black History Month. The Nation of Islam ( NOI) (أمة الإسلام Ummah al-Islāmu) is a group founded in Detroit, Michigan, Other critics contend that Black History Month is irrelevant because it has degenerated into a shallow ritual. . Some, like Morgan Freeman, say that it serves to undermine the contention that black history is American history. Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr (born June 1 1937 is an Academy Award -winning American actor Film director and Narrator.
Woodson hoped that the remembrance would eventually be eliminated, when African-American history would be fully integrated with American history.