The Origins of Black History Month

February is Black History Month and IDG is taking this opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness of and pursue continual learning of Black history. Black History Month was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 as Negro History week. Dr. Woodson wanted Black people to be proud of their heritage and inspire other Americans to understand it.

How Can You Participate? 

In honor of Dr. Woodson’s vision and in observation of Black History Month, the IDG Diversity & Inclusion Council has compiled some resources to help strengthen your knowledge of Black history. From films and TV shows created by and starring Black visionaries to music and literature that highlight Black voices from the past and present, these resources can support you on your journey to learn more about how Black people have shaped history.

Why It’s Important to Us

As a global organization, IDG has a strong commitment to Diversity & Inclusion. In 2018 IDG formed an internal Diversity & Inclusion Council to serve as an advocate, resource, and facilitator for the company to drive towards increased Diversity & Inclusion. Part of the effort of the Council is to ensure that Diversity & Inclusion is not only indicative of our culture but that it’s in our company’s DNA. We are glad to have a broad representation of Diversity & Inclusion Delegates and Champions globally, who serve on the Council but also recognize that every IDG employee has a role to play in bringing greater awareness, conversation and learning across many Diversity & Inclusion areas.