In February, we celebrate Black History month to remember the history and achievements of African Americans. Black History Month was originated in 1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson as Negro History Week. The month of February was selected in deference to Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln who were both born in this month. Woodson’s goal was to research and bring awareness to the largely ignored, yet crucial role black people played in American history. The following year, Woodson published and distributed his findings in The Journal of Negro History. He founded the publication with the hope that it would dispel popular mistruths. He also hoped to educate black people about their cultural background and instill them with a sense of pride in their race.