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Black History Month

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Black History Month (also known as African American History Month) is a month-long celebration in February, honoring the achievements and history of African Americans in the U.S.  


In 1926, the Association of Negro Life and History (founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson) declared that the second week of February would be “Negro History Week”. It was made to honor the things that African Americans did for U.S history. Before Negro History Week, few people knew much about black history. Negro History Week was transformed into Black History Month in 1976 because the current president at the time, Gerald Ford extended it. He wanted to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Ever since 1976, the U.S. celebrate Black History Month every February.  



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    adviserJan 17, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    i made the image, i did this voluntarily to avoid copyright.