Black History Month (also known as African History Month) is a national holiday celebrated in February. The purpose of this holiday is to not only celebrate the abolishment of slavery but to also remember all the sacrifices that were made for the African culture’s future.
For centuries, people of darker skin were abused, tortured, raped and many more offenses were committed. During the European world conquest, many colonizers recognized the potential of using Africans for manual labor. Due to the lack of resources and organizational foundations, the black people were taken advantage of and abused.