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Black History Month

Why is Black History Month in February? It started out as just being called the “Negro History Week” in 1926 in the second week of February by Carter G. Woodson. The reason for this was because on February 12th and 14th were celebrated for what Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas had done. After this happened, teaching about black history was essential. In 1970  is the first official time where the whole United States celebrated black history month. This is because President Gerald Ford said “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” He wanted to award everything African Americans have done by giving them a celebration month. Now it is celebrated throughout the world and is a symbol of power. The source for this article is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_History_Month

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