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Black History Month

Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African Americans to our nation. The brainchild of Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, it began as a weeklong celebration in February 1926 and was expanded to a full month in 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford encouraged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

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