Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of Negro History Week, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Take some time to celebrate the numerous accomplishments and key social and cultural contributions of African Americans by exploring a few of these Greater Lansing attractions and events.