The remembrance was originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as “Negro History Week”. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthdays of two Americans who greatly influenced the lives and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
The Month of February has many important events and days that are celebrated on multicultural calendars in the USA and other countries of the world. BC community includes student, faculty and staff from many cultural and faith backgrounds. If you know colleagues and students who may celebrate or hold in importance some of the mentioned days and events please wish them well.
Please let us know if we made a mistake or neglected to mention an event or day that is important to you as members of our community. BC is committed to Global Education and Awareness. MCS is committed to fulfilling its part in serving this mission.
Please follow the following links to connect to various multicultural calendars available online.