Carter G Woodson's Black History Month

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Black History Month has been celebrated in one fashion or another since 1926. Carter G. Woodson is known as the founder of Black History Week which has grown to become a month long celebration. Typically we focus on the civic, athletic, and educational achievements of African Americans. Rarely do we focus on the commercial success of African American business owners in this country. In many instances, the accomplishments of our business pioneers required the same dedication and determination that was required to march or boycott unfair treatment. What fueled these business titans? They all had one thing in common. They had big dreams.
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