Celebrate Black History Month

Posted on 02/01/24

Celebrate Black History Month with AARP

Black History Month started as an effort by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in the early 20th century to research and celebrate accomplishments and contributions by people of African descent.

In 1976, President Ford began the succession of U.S. presidents who recognized Black History Month as an opportunity for all American to expose themselves to the rich heritage, stories, and contributions made by Black people throughout time.

This Black History Month, AARP is thrilled to celebrate the arts in all its forms and Black artists who create it. Their art keeps us mentally sharp; it connects us and preserves our collective story.

Discover more today at aarp.org/blackcommunity.

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