Black History Month is February. There are formal celebrations to pay tribute to many milestones, such as the birth of Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake as well as W.E.B. Dubois an important civil rights leader. Black History Month also commemorates some key anniversaries, such as the passing of the 15th amendment; the swearing in of the first black U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels; and the assassination of the militant leader, Malcolm X. Many people take time to reflect upon the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history, but not many people know how it all came to be. Find out more about Black History month here.