Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Wikipedia
Martin Luther King Jr.
Visit Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was baptized here as a child and at the age of 19 became ordained a minister. He continued to serve as co-pastor (with his father) until his death in 1968. Stand at the pulpit where Dr. King honed his oratory and found his spiritual fervor. The church is now a National Historic Site. In 2001, it underwent a renovation to modernize the facilities and restore the interior to how it looked in the 1960s while Dr. King served there.
Created by: Nancy Andrews Presented by: Detroit Free Press
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on this bus and was arrested for violating segregation law. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted for 381 days until segregation on public buses was repealed. Parks’ stance and the boycott were important events that raised awareness for the civil rights movement. Today, the bus is preserved at the Henry Ford Museum. In this model, board the bus and take Parks’ seat in the third row on the left.