In honor of Black History Month, Robin Roberts, Misty Copeland, Forest Whitaker and more nominate those who are making history in our world right now.
Black History Month has become a time-honored tradition since it was first conceptualized as "Negro History Week" in 1925 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), and first celebrated in 1926. In 1976, honoring the heritage of Black Americans became a month-long celebration, officially recognized in the United States by President Gerald R. Ford.
Now more than ever, February is a time to remember the people who have enriched the community with knowledge, pride and respect. We recognize the contributions, struggles and history of African Americans, and reflect on the idea that Black History is at the heart of American history. Welcome to the first GMA INSPIRATION LIST: Who's Making Black History Right Now?
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