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February Honors Black History Month

Black History Month is the month of February honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Celebrating Black History Month provides an opportunity for people to be able understand black histories from racism, slavery and beyond. Not only does Black History Month bring out the events of the past but it also dives into current events.

Black History Month first became a national holiday in 1976 when President Gerald Ford called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” With this said, not only does the month of February remember the fights of African Americans to have equal rights but it also recognizes their accomplishments.