"The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well" (ASALH).
1915- Carter G. Woodson, the "father of Black history," founds the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (Now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
1926- Carter G. Woodson designates the second week of February as Negro History Week
1970- Kent State becomes the first university to celebrate Black History for an entire month
1976- 50 years after Woodson's activism, President Carter finally recognizes the Black History Month for the nation's bicentennial