A Celebration of Black Muslim History on Twitter

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans.

Black History Month first originated as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who launched Negro History Week in 1926. Woodson proclaimed that Negro History Week should always occur in the second week of February — between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Since 1976, every American president has proclaimed February as Black History Month. Today, other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom also devote an entire month to celebrating black history.

Recently, it has become a habit of black American Muslims to celebrate Black Muslims history as part of the bigger occasion. No doubt social media would be the best platform for such celebration.

Through the hashtag #blackmuslimhistory, people share inspiring stories of black Muslims from the past and highlight a lot of success stories from the modern history of America.


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