In recognition of Black History Month, KGNC celebrates African- Americans who made a positive difference to our country.

On February 6, Arthur Ashe, the first African-American male to win a singles title at Wimbledon died in 1993.

Also Carter G. Woodson, the founder of the Association of the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, which became the movement for America’s Black History Month in 1976.

Woodson’s motivation was to recognize the contributions of African- Americans to society, something that traditional historians and writers had ignored or suppressed in the past, because of social bias.