February is Black History Month which recognizes and honors the lives and achievements of African-Americans. Black History Month was established in 1976 by the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. The month-long celebration was an expansion of “Negro History Week,” which was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of what was then known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson selected the week in February that embraced the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. For information related to black history month, please search the library catalog, our databases, or Ask Us.