Now is the Time for Courageous Conversations and Bold Action
In February, the shortest month of the year, American communities, congregations, colleges and schools, social and fraternal groups, state and local governmental bodies, and corporate entities, among others, typically pause to celebrate Black History Month. This annual celebration was launched in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, dubbed “the father of Black history.” It remained a weeklong celebration until 1970, when it became Black History Month.
Originally published: February 16, 2023
Author: Charlie Nelms
Position: Chancellor Emeritus
Institution: North Carolina Central University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education