New York Tech Celebrates Black History Month
February is the shortest month of the year, but it also commemorates some of the most important figures, events, and milestones of our history. The origins of Black History Month began in 1926, when African-American historian and educator Carter G. Woodson, frustrated by the lack of Black history being taught in schools, partnered with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALAH) to launch Negro History Week. They chose the second week of February because it coincided with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglass (February 14) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12). The week eventually evolved into the month-long celebration of Black history, culture, and excellence that we know today.
To help celebrate Black History Month, The Box rounds up some of the stories featuring Black members of our community and their outstanding work. Explore the stories below.
By Paulana Lamonier