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Black History Month Fun Fact: Start of BHM

Black History Month is a big deal to those who are a part of the African American community. African Americans are a prominent part of popular culture today. Everyday this month, the Jetlag team will present a fun fact about Black History Month. 

Black History Month originated as “Negro History Week,” a term coined by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. Mr. Woodson was a noted African American Scholar, historian, publisher, and educator.

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It wasn’t until 1976, that “Negro History Week” became month long in February. February was chosen as the month to celebrate to correspond to the birthdays of Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.

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