Black History Month began as "Negro History Week" first celebrated in 1926. Later evolving into "Black History Month," it was the brainchild of Dr. Carter Woodson. Until that time, very little emphasis was placed on the study of African-American history.
African-Americans have played a major role in the history of the United States of America and have much to be proud of. Here, we would like to celebrate just a few of the achievements of African-Americans in the fields of astronomy and space. This list is but a drop in the bucket and while it will continue to expand will never be complete.