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February is Black History Month!

2023 Theme: Black Resistance 

Why Black History Month? 

Established in 1926, by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), “Negro History Week” encouraged teachings of Black history in America’s public schools. Negro History Week was celebrated the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Fredrick Douglas, once a slave turned activist and author, and Abraham Lincoln who issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil Rights Movement elevated Negro History Week to Black History Month. In 1976, the observance became a month-long celebration and was proclaimed by President Gerald Ford as Black History Month. 


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