Bellingham Unity Committee commemorated Black History Month, with a virtual event on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, providing an evening of entertainment and education for all. Watch the video to be inspired by an exceptional group of black women who have made a special mark on our community. Bellingham Public Library was honored to provide the technical support for this community engagement.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. 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.