African Heritage Month is a period dedicated to the recognition, learning, and celebration of Black History in North America. The month-long celebration emerged from Negro History Week, which was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), a Black historian, educator and publisher from New Canton, Virginia. February was initially chosen because the birthdays of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and the emancipator/orator Frederick Douglass fell on February 12 and 14 respectively.
All programs are open to the general public and free of charge unless otherwise stated.
For information on these and other African Heritage Month events, please call 425-1866 or email us at email@example.com
All above Programs are sponsored by the Halifax Public Libraries