Black History Month originates from the early 20th-century historian Carter G. Woodson’s desire to spotlight the accomplishments of Black Americans. Up until the 1960s, Black Americans had been excluded from American History by mainstream historians. Woodson created Negro History week in 1926, which lead to the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.
Since then, 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.
The theme of Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity: exploration of the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the world.
In this video, Infosys employees talk about Black family life and representation.