Learn more about African American women suffragists with this blog post from the National Museum of African American History & Culture:
To learn more about the struggle for voting rights, visit the ACLU's interactive timeline, A History of the Voting Rights Act (which is also featured in the Library's exhibit):
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.