Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Crosspost: AAS Black History Month 2021 Profiles

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Blacks in US history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976 every US president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. Visit History.com (from which this introduction is adapted) to learn more.

A very special "thank you!" to Jarita Holbrook, Ashley L. Walker, and Kathryne Daniel who helped us recognize our Black members for #BlackHistoryMonth.

 — Crystal Tinch
AAS Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Access this year's profiles at 


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