Origins of Black History Month

Each February, the United States of America honors and salutes those who have made an impact in the community. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.



Celebrate Black History Month by generating a POWERFUL social media image to show your support for BHM + to honor the leaders and icons that paved the way for us. You can choose a quote from the likes of President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Beyoncé + many more of the greats.

Using the generator HERE, choose the image/quote of your choice to create your image - Then share it on social media using #BlackHistoryIsPower

A special thanks to our friends at Toyota, for supporting Black History year round.

At Toyota, we believe that Black History is American History and we continue to be inspired by those who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. We join you in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions African Americans have made to our communities and our lives. Through innovation and the spirit of creating great change, Let's reject the status quo, stretch our limits, never stop exploring, lift up our neighborhoods, and encourage one another to achieve greatness. Let's Go Places.