Bluefield State University has several events planned to recognize Black History Month 2023. For further information, please contact Jacob Laney firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History launched the first Negro History Week. This event later evolved into Black History Month, first recognized nationally by President Gerald Ford as part of the country's bicentennial celebration. Today, Woodson is known as the "Father of Black History" and the "Father of Black History Month."