Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.
1. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin
1956: The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, left, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bayard Rustin, leaders in the racial bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., leave the Montgomery County Courthouse on this day. (AP Photo)