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Learning about Black history will lead to 'more perfect union'

By Deborah Mitchell Contributing Columnist
Posted 2/3/23

February is Black History Month. According to History.com, the origins date back to 1915, when “the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) ...” was formed. The group “sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass” (https://bit.ly/3HBhxcR). President Gerald Ford, in 1976, formally recognized February as Black History Month, saying that he thought all Americans should know more about the contributions of Black Americans to our country’s history.

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