6 facts you didn't know about Black History Month

February 01, 2020 - 8:00 am

Black History Month arrives every February to teach American kids (and adults) about the accomplishments and contributions black people have made to the U.S. over the country’s long history.

While educational programs reveal lots of information about certain historical figures, few people know much about Black History Month itself.

Here's everything you need to know about the federal February month of celebration and education.