February is Black History Month

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Black History Month is the annual observance of famous people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.  It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada and in October in the U.K.  Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the U.S. when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared the second week of February to be "Negro History Week."  Fifty years later, during the U.S Bicentennial of 1976, Negro History Week was changed to Black History Month.  This is the month during which we celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and we recognize the important role they have played in the history of our country.


To find books in the Marin County Free Library on the history of Black Americans look under the following subject headings:  African Americans History, African Diaspora, Slave Trade Africa, Slaves, and Civil Rights Movement.      









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