The Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is a yearly celebration in the Canada and US. In the UK, it is celebrated during the month of October, but in the US, such an event is celebrated during the whole month of February.

The celebration started when Mary Church Terrell began honoring Frederick Douglass on his birthday which falls on February 14th in 1900. Before, the first two weeks of February is regarded as the Black History Month when Terrell started it in 1926 because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the Black population – Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. And in 1976, the celebration was extended to the whole month of February.

Today, the special day is still celebrated by some people in US. Like Starz. Starz will be celebrating the Black History Month by featuring films from the different decades every night in February on its show. The particular program is called a Starz InBlack.

The program is dedicated to meet the standards for entertainment choices of African Americans. The entertainment channel will be featuring movies from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and up to present which will be starting on Monday, February 5, with movies aired every night at 8 p.m.

Also, in commemoration with the Black History Month, Starz InBlack will be launching its new program called “Conversations,” a revealing original show featuring intimate conversations with African American celebrities and the people who influenced them, on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:45 p.m. The new show will be showcasing the significant African Americans who will share their inspirations, challenges and triumphs and discuss other important issues that made them what they are today.

So, if you want to be a part of the Black History Month celebration, start driving your Chevrolet car early home. You might want to catch those movies to give you more information on such a celebration.


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