• February 2021

    Black History Month

    by Jeanette Prather Other Resources & Ideas to Celebrate Black History Month “To Know My Name: A Chronological History of African Americans in Santa Cruz County,” by Phil Reader and available online for free from the Santa Cruz Public Library (history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/files/original/1612eddc50044cc672a5c7c756332b60.pdf) NationalToday.com/black-history-month BlackLivesMatter.com According to the United States Census Bureau, what is now officially National African American History Month (often referred to as Black History Month), didn’t originate as a month but rather a week. “American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called ‘Negro History Week’) nearly a century ago, [with] the event first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with…