Black History Month Hub

Black History Month began in 1915, when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian and son of former slaves, joined forces with minister Jesse E. Moorland to found what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. They sponsored the first national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays.                     

President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, urging the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Only 5 percent of engineers are African-American, and only 13.4 percent are women of any race, according to a 2011 report by U.S. News and World Report.

PPI feels it’s important to recognize the significant legacies that minority men and women have created in the field.    

(source:,, U.S News and World Report)

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