African American history is very rich. February is an important month as it celebrates the community on the whole. African American history month was previously known in 1950 as the Negro week history. This was back in the days of Carter G Woodson. The history is quite substantial that dedicated clubs sprang up, teachers demanded tailored materials etc. Even progressive white folks endorsed the efforts in the 50s to promote equality. As America continues to struggle today with some racial violence spurts, this month has become extremely important.