3rd Black History Month Celebration
Celebrating the Black History Month at the Consulate General
The Consulate General of France in New York celebrated the Black History Month for the third consecutive year. On February 3, 2012, an auction was held during a cocktail, as a fundraising to support Harlem Academy. In 2011, this initiative was able to raise $75,000 for Harlem Academy.
The origins of Black History Month
Since 1976, the Black History Month has been an annual celebration of the Black American community. During the month of February, it honors the African-Americans’ achievements and their central role they have been playing in American history. This event is inspired by the “Negro History Week”, envisioned by the historian Carter G. Woodson.