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Black History Month: Home

A collection of information and resources for Black History Month.

February is Black History Month

About Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson originated the idea that grew into Black History Month. His desire to celebrate African Americans' contributions to society led him to found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) and to conceive the idea for Negro History Week in 1925. The month of February has been dedicated as Black History Month since 1976. (

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