Black History Month

The month of February is a time to honor the achievements of African-Americans in U.S. history. Since its first observance at Kent State University in February 1970, Black History Month (also referred to as African-American History Month) has evolved into a country-wide celebration.

President Gerald Ford, the first president to recognize Black History Month in 1976, urged us all to “seize the opportunity” to honor African-American accomplishments “in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

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