Black History Month, celebrated each February, has its roots in Chicago's South Side at the the historic Wabash YMCA. In 1915, a group of African-American intellectuals led by historian Carter G. Woodson of Washington, D.C., formed an association to promote black history, which they felt had largely been ignored or misrepresented by scholars.
The Akron Area YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put
Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit,
mind and body for all. The Akron Area YMCA is a registered 501(c)(3)
organization, Tax ID #34-0714727, and contributions are tax deductible.