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Time for Black History MonthPosted by Gayle Schmuhl at 2/7/2017
In 1926 historian, Carl C. Woodson and others designated the second week of February as "Negro History Week". February was chosen because the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas occur in February. By 1976, the celebration was expanded from a week to one month. President Gerald Ford urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."
Learn more about the origins of Black History Month by watching the video from History.com below.
See below resources BCSD Librarian's African American History Month @ Pearltree.