In honor of Black History Month, we spoke with Patricia Gloster-Coates, chair of the history department at Pace University, about the month's origins and its significance today.
What year did Black History Month begin?
It was officially incorporated in 1976, but it was Carter G. Woodson, a historian who started the Journal of Negro History in 1916 who, 10 years later, came up with the...Read more »
There are loads of ways to celebrate Black History Month. Here are five to get you started:
The Apollo Theater not only kicked off its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29, but the historic venue has plenty of unique events planned for this month. The festivities include a free gospel concert this Sunday at 5 p.m. featuring Apollo Legend Pastor Shirley Caesar, who first performed at the theater in...Read more »
The contributions to American history and the rich cultural heritage of African-Americans are celebrated every year in February during Black History Month. And when it's cold in New York, a trip down south, especially one where you might learn something, can sound very enticing. These family-friendly events and historic sites are a must.
The theme of this year's Savannah...Read more »