Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. The celebration was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. At that time, the month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
As part of Black History month, we asked members of the Fiat Chrysler African Ancestry Network (FCAAN) to share their thoughts on the significance of celebrating Black History Month. FCAAN is one of the Company’s ten business resource groups representing a broad range of affinity communities that comprise the diverse and vibrant tapestry of the country. Each week, we’ll share their thoughts and reflections about what Black History Month means to them.