Happy Black History Month!

February is Black History Month!

NEPHTC is recognizing Black History Month this February to highlight the accomplishments and history of Black Americans. Black History Month 2024 honors Black artists and the “art of resistance,” according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We want to highlight some of our relevant trainings related to anti-racism and health equity:

Below are more resources from Boston University:

Here are more resources from our training partners in the Public Health Training Center Network:

The Story of Black History Month

Historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), Carter G. Woodson, established the first Negro History Week in 1926. The designated week in February included the birthdays of both Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. The positive response was staggering, and over the next fifty years, the celebrations continued and solidified the importance of Black history in American life. In 1976 under President Gerald R. Ford, the celebration was expanded to the month of February, and every president since then has issued Black History Month proclamations. We celebrate Black History Month to commemorate the significance of Black history in the story of America and to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans that shaped our culture and society.