Thursday, February 28, 2019

on February and Black History Month

Since the 1970s we've celebrated Black History Month in February, but had you ever wondered why February was selected as the month to celebrate it? American historian Carter Woodson is credited with launching Negro History Week in February 1926 as both U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist, author, and orator Frederick Douglass were born in February. Fifty years later the association Woodson founded promoted February as Black History Month and U.S. President Gerald Ford urged Americans to participate in its observance, as would future presidents.
~ w thanx to Encyclopedia Britannica for the info

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