Black History was originally celebrated as a Black History Week in 1926 in the United States of America. At the launching of the Black History Week – Carter G Woodson made the following quote “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.’
In 1976, Black History Week was expanded to the month of February and officially recognized by the government of the USA.
In 1979, Canada began celebrating Black History Month in 1995 after a motion by politician Jean Augustine to the House of Commons. Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved.
The United Kingdom began celebrating Black History Month in 1987.
In February 2015, CULE salutes the contributions of the Black Community to the development of the societies of the USA, UK and Canada. We recognize and applaud the many inventions that were made by members of the Black Community such as the cellular phone and the typewriter. Click for a full list.
CULE would also like to acknowledge the oppression and the struggles of the Black Community in the last two years in the USA, UK and Canada. CULE stands in solidarity in the struggles against oppression and discrimination.