February is Black History month. Much will be said about . Much will be said about some of Jamaica's popular black contributors to history (Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Louise Bennett etc) but there are some lesser known women and men that contibuted to black history in Jamaica and worldwide.
Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. The remembrance was founded in 1926 by United States historian Carter G. Woodson as "Negro History Week". Here are some fast facts on Black History.
When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926, it was to ensure American history included the accomplishments of Black Americans beyond the discriminatory ideas that were popular at the time.