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Black History Month: Let's Honor Black Sports Icons With WofSports!

Happy black history month! Black history is American history and is celebrated in February. And, as we are in the mid of February, WofSports is all set to celebrate the pioneering spirit and history-making moments of different black sports persons. But, prior to that, we will familiarize you with the significance of BHM (Black History Month) and other essential facts about this month. 

So, let’s delve deep into the blog without squandering any time. 

What Is Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual commemoration that began in the United States and is also popular as African-American History Month. Governments in the United States and Canada have officially recognized it. Lately, the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom have started recognizing it but in October. 

Why Is BHM Celebrated?

To keep it short yet precise, BHM is celebrated to remember important black history people and events in the history of the African diaspora. 

Besides, the reason behind observing it was to highlight African people's achievements in the United States. It commemorates all  African Americans throughout American history, from the earliest enslaved individuals carried over from Africa in the earlier 17th century to African Americans who live in the United States today. Thus, every February, National Black History Month acts as a celebration and a powerful message that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black experiences are crucial to America's ongoing story.

On this account, WofSports is celebrating the legacy of different black sports players by offering products like Willie Lanier Signed Autographed 8x10— one of the most valuable NFL officially licensed products. In the latter section of the blog, we will make you near and dear to more products that will help you pay tribute to their contributions to history. So, keep reading if you want to stop running-of-the mill while celebrating black history month 2023. 

When And Who Started BHM?

Carter G. Woodson was a scholar whose passion for honoring  African Americans' historical accomplishments resulted in the foundation of BHM, which has been observed every February since 1976. Woodson was adamant that  African Americans should be proud of their background and that all Americans should be aware of Black Americans' often-overlooked achievements. This is why he came up with the concept of honoring  African Americans during February. With this, a question pops up in our minds, i.e., why is February celebrated as BHM? That being said, let’s know the answer to this in the next section of the blog. 

Why Is February Celebrated As BHM?

Carter G. Woodson, a renowned American historian who pioneered the subject of African American studies in the early twentieth century, has the answer. 

February commemorates the births of two historical figures: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (born February 12) and African American abolitionist and playwright Frederick Douglass (born February 14). Since Lincoln and Douglass died (in 1865 and 1895, respectively) on their birthdays, the Black community has recognized their contributions to African American freedom and civil rights. Therefore, by establishing Negro History Week in February, Woodson hoped to both honor Lincoln and Douglass' inestimable legacies. Additionally, broadening an already existing commemoration of the Black past. This includes not only the accomplishments of these two great individuals but also the history and achievements of  African Americans in general. 

To mark the support to  African Americans and celebrate BHM, WofSports is here with authenticated products like Kobe Bryant Signed Autographed 8x10 Framed and more. So, walk through these products to look back at numerous key black sports persons. 

Buy These Sports Collectibles To Celebrate Black History Month With Walk Of Fame Sports

It is a chance to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of  African Americans albeit a history of discrimination and oppression. So, without further delay, let’s take a quick look at the products to acknowledge key figures from our past and present. 

Hot Wheels Character Cars Space Jam Lebron James

Get ready to jam with Hot Wheels! Celebrate this Black History Month with LeBron James by buying these all-new Hot Wheels Space Jam Character Cars. This diecast and plastic car is an exact replica of your favorite characters from Space Jam. With blister card packaging, the Hot Wheels Character Cars Space Jam Lebron James is perfect for kids and collectors alike.

Lisa Leslie Matted Signed Autographed 8x10

Make a statement with this unique and one-of-a-kind Lisa Leslie Matted Signed Autographed 8x10. This special edition celebrates BHM, honoring the legacy of one of the WNBA's greatest players. Show off your pride in true style with this beautiful framed piece, and make sure everyone knows your favorite player! With a timeless look, it is sure that it will never go out of style. Besides, this matted signed collectible will make an amazing addition to any collection.

Karl Malone Signed Autographed 8x10

Own a piece of sports history and show your team spirit with this Karl Malone Signed Autographed 8x10. This is the perfect way to honor one of the greatest basketball players and celebrate BHM. With its classic design, bold colors, and incredible autograph, this piece is sure to be a cherished item in any fan's collection. 

Bo Jackson Signed Autographed 8x10 Framed

Memorialize black history people and honor one of the greatest sports icons ever with a Bo Jackson Signed Autograph 8x10 Framed! This is an authentic piece of memorabilia, authenticated by OnlineAuthentics, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. With its stunningly detailed design, this is the perfect item for any collector or fan. This is ideal, especially if you want to add a unique and special touch to their collection. Bo Jackson's legacy lives on now more than ever. Thus, make sure you don't miss your chance to own a piece of history!

Jim Brown Signed Autographed 8x10 Framed

Take home a piece of history with Jim Brown's Signed Autographed 8x10 Framed! OnlineAuthentics authenticate this unique piece of memorabilia, so you can be sure it is as genuine as Jim Brown himself. Celebrate Black History Month with this iconic piece and support this legend!

Wrap Up! 

Historically, Black athletes have broken down barriers, shattered records, and inspired countless individuals to pursue their dreams. From pioneers like Jackie Robinson and Wilma Rudolph to modern-day icons like LeBron James and Simone Biles, Black athletes have left an indelible mark on the world of sports. 

One way to honor and celebrate these trailblazers is through recognition and appreciation. The WofSports platform provides an excellent opportunity to do just that. By buying sports collectibles from WofSports, you can inspire a new generation of athletes and celebrate the achievements of those who came before. So, shake a leg, switch to our website, and buy your favorite before it goes out of stock! 


What Are The black history month colors?

The BHM colors are red, black, green, (and yellow). 

What Is The black history month theme 2023?

The theme of black history month 2023 focuses on the importance of Black Resistance.

What are other sports collectibles with which we can honor African Americans?

There are many products available on our website for the same purpose, but here are a few of them.