February is African American History Month.
The festivities will begin Feb. 2 with the opening ceremony at the Base Exchange and will end with a luncheon at Club Muroc Feb. 25.
In 1925, the first Negro History Week was announced by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, today known as the Study of African American Life and History.
The following year the event was celebrated in February and celebrated the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976 the celebration was expanded and they held first African American History Month.
In between the opening ceremony and luncheon, there will multiple opportunities to participate:
Feb. 3: 5K Run/Walk at the Rosburg Fitness Center, 7:30-9 a.m.
Feb. 10 and 17: School Reading Program at Branch Elementary
Feb. 1-29: Library display at the Base Library
Feb. 18: Soul Food Tasting at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Saturday Gospel Celebration at Chapel 1, 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 25: Luncheon at Club Muroc, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Read more about African American History Month at www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/.