Apple is helping to celebrate Black History Month during the month of February with its Apple Watch Unity Challenge.
This is the first year that Apple has conducted an Apple Watch Activity Challenge to celebrate Black History Month. Users that complete the challenge will be rewarded with an exclusive badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use in Messages and FaceTime.
The invitation pops up on the Apple Watch, and can also be seen by scrolling down on the Summary tab of the Fitness app on the iPhone.
Unity Challenge. Let’s celebrate Black history this month and keep the momentum going all year long. To start, earn this Unity award by closing your Move ring seven days in a row during February.
As noted by The History Channel, February is designated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural, and political achievements.
While the roots of Black History Month can be traced back to 1926, it didn’t become official until 1976. when then-President Gerald R. Ford officially designated the month of February to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”