WONDER #2911: What Is Black History Month?

Question 1 of 3

Why did Dr. Woodson and the ASALH establish what would become Black History Month?

  1. To inspire others to keep learning about Black history throughout the year.
  2. To celebrate the history and culture of African Americans.
  3. To draw attention to the contributions of African Americans.
  4. All of the above.

Question 2 of 3

According to the article, why did Dr. Woodson choose the second week of February for “Negro History Week”?

  1. February is the shortest month.
  2. That week includes both Frederick Douglass' and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.
  3. To celebrate the week that Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.
  4. That is the anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

Question 3 of 3

Which is NOT a synonym for the word “celebrate”?

  1. Honor
  2. Observe
  3. Recognize
  4. Deplore

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/index.php/wonder/What-Is-Black-History-Month.