Christian Academy School System is honored to join our nation in honoring Black History Month, which is also referred to as National African American History Month. It is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for highlighting the important contributions of African Americans in the history of the United States of America.
Historian Carter G. Woodson is the founder of Black History Month. It was first known and celebrated as Black History Week February 12, 1926 to commemorate and highlight the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent. The date coincides with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
During the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 Black History Week was expanded to a month long celebration. Since then, U.S. presidents have designated February as National African American History Month.
As a school system whose vision and mission is to develop students with a heart for God who grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men we champion Black History Month. It is an additional opportunity to develop our students about the triumph of African American History and specifically those who have impacted Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Across our campuses we are celebrating and reflecting on this important time by teaching lessons and holding events in honor of Black History Month. Be sure to check out Christian Academy School System’s Facebook pages and other social media outlets for a glimpse of some of these amazing happenings!