February 3, 2016

Written by Angela D.

Throughout the month of February ActioNet will highlight some of our African American employees in honor of Black History Month. You will be able to read about some of ActioNet’s brightest stars. We appreciate all of our employees at ActioNet, and we like to showcase them when we can.

Black History Month’s roots originate from the first Negro History Week. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) announced Negro History Week in 1925, and it was first celebrated in February 1926. The popularity of Negro History Week spread across the country.

In 1976 Negro History Week was expanded to a month long celebration. Black History Month was first celebrated 50 years after the creation of Negro History Week. Even President Gerald Ford encouraged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

ActioNet honors all of the backgrounds where each and every ActioNeter hails from. You will notice different blogs featuring our diverse community during national heritage months. Keep an eye out for our featured bloggers in February!