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Black History Month

February is Black History Month.

According to www.history.com, African-American historian, scholar, educator and publisher Carter G. Woodson created "Negro History Week" in 1926. Fifty years later, this week-long celebration turned into an entire month recognizing important African Americans in U.S. history. February was designated for Black History Month because it coincides with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.



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