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What Year Did Black History Month Become Official?

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of black identity, the annual celebration evolved into Black History Month.

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