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Black History Month  

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The History of Black History Month

Black History Month began as "Negro History Week" in 1926.  After 1976 it became Black History Month, celebrated in February in honor of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Presidential Proclamation

Sources on Black History Month


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