African American History Month

Frederick Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping from slavery.

About African American History Month

 

February is African American History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and to recognize their central role in U.S. history.  The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, join in paying tribute to the achievements of African Americans.