Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

February 14: This Day in Black History  was originally published on

1. Asa Philip Randolph

Asa Philip Randolph

1936: More than 800 delegates representing over 500 organizations elected Asa Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters as the newly formed Nat’l Negro Congress. (Photo: Tumblr)

2. Hitch opened in Theaters

Hitch opened in Theaters

2005: The romantic comedy ‘Hitch’ starring Will Smith and Eva Mendez opened in theaters and took in over $45 million during Valentine’s Day Weekend. (Photo: Tumblr)

3. The Black Panther

The Black Panther

2005: Marvel Comics announced that Marvel’s first Black Superhero, the Black Panther would be making a comeback with the hopes of sparking the imaginations of a new generation of black youth. (Photo: Tumblr)