On Feb. 7, 1926, Carter G. Woodson initiated the first celebration of Negro History Week which led to Black History Month, to extend and deepen the study and scholarship on African American history, all year long. Read parts of an essay by Daryl Michael Scott on the history and purpose of Black History Month.
On Jan. 25, 1949, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing National Freedom Day on February 1. This month is Black History Month and at Golden Valley we are #BulldogSTRONG by Acknowledging and Respecting Differences.
At Golden Valley High School, we keep the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. alive with thriving clubs like Project BEST, BSU, & other clubs that honor racial diversity. Read about the GVHS impact from Ema Sasic of the Bakersfield Californian.