BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014 aka AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH 2014
“Why the different names when it all means the same?”
- First, there was Negro History Week beginning in 1926.
- The week evolved into Black History Month in 1976.
- Public Law 99-244 made it National Black (Afro-American) History Month in 1986.
- Presidential Proclamation 6863 made it African American History Month in 1996.
- Senate Resolution 229 renamed it Black History Month in February of 1996.
- Presidential Proclamations still refer to the month as African American History Month.
- The ASALH has always used the term Black History Month.
- Black History Month is celebrated in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
*ASALH – Association for the Study of African American Life and History
The images depict various time periods in Kentucky and the ongoing search for the right answers. The photographs in this exhibit come from the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
This exhibit was completed by Reinette Jones with assistance from Lewis Ward, Jason Flahardy, and Deirdre Scaggs.