African American History Month
February is National African American History Month, also known as Black History Month. In 1926, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, the son of former slaves, established Negro History Week to promote the accomplishments of African Americans and their contributions to America. The second week of February was chosen to honor the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The seven day observance was lengthened to the entire month of February in 1976.
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