February is Black History Month. It has become the month the nation recognizes as a time to celebrate the strides and achievements black people have accomplished over the centuries. But — contrary to founder Carter G. Woodson’s intention — it has become the relegated timeframe to squeeze in as much information about a select few civil rights leaders while whitewashing their stories.
This year, we challenge that. HuffPost is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting our culture, narratives and wholeness with the theme Black History Built This.