Black history month Canada 2016,Black history canada

Black history month Canada 2016,Black history canada
Theme: 2016 Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Black history month 2016 African Americans


Black history month Canada in 2016


Theme: 2016 Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Black History Month is observed in February 2016. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

History of Black Canadians

 

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October.

 


First recognition of black history month in Canada (1995)


In 1995, after a motion by politician Jean Augustine, representing the riding of Etobicoke Lakeshore in Ontario, Canada's House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month and honored Black Canadians. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved.


The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week." This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincolnon February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.

The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that are descended from the historic movement of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among other areas around the globe.

The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.

Where is black history month celebrated?


Nationwide
USA, Canada and uk

When is black history month?


Monday, the 1st of February 2016 and October 2016