Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates African-Americans' contributions to American history and development. The month-long affair was the brainchild of distinguished black historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who established "Negro History Week" in 1926. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the births of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, two influential figures in Black history.  In 1976, President Ford issued the first Message of Observance of Black History Month. Ten years later, Congress designated February "National Black (Afro-American) History Month."

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BET News: 29 People You Should Know: Soloman Howard

Soloman Howard uses his voice beyond the opera stage. (2/10/2016)

BET News: First Lady Honors Black History Month With Dance Celebration

Dancers hit the dance floor at White House dance party. (2/10/2016)
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