Celebrating Black History Month

Feb, 2021

Did you know? Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the Father of Black History Month, is a Historian who recognized an absence in the educational system of impacts made by African Americans in the United States and sought to change that fact by creating Black History Week in 1915.  Carter kicked it off with the “Journal of Negro History” in 1916.  The February week was chosen because it coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.  The week was celebrated and spread by HBCUs until it grew into a month.  Black History Month has been officially celebrated in the US when President Gerald Ford declared it Black History Month in 1976.

Hood Container recognizes Black History month and the many contributions that African Americans have made across the US and at Hood Container.