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February is Black History Month

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What is Black History Month?

Negro History week was celebrated for the first time in 1926 due to the efforts of a prominent black educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson who was concerned that black history was not offered in schools.  February was chosen because of the birthday celebrations of two important figures in history-- Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

FY2014 Black History Month Celebration!

Interesting items and web sites with information about black history.  

(This list is for information only.  No declaration is made as to the quality of the individual content of the web sites.  All will open in a new window.)

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Additional information about Dr. Carter Woodson who instituted the celebration of Black History Month (.pdf, 100 KB)