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Sun, 02.07.1926

Carter Woodson Initiates National Negro Week

*On this date in 1926, Carter G. Woodson initiated the first National Negro Week.

In 1972, it was renamed Black History Week and in 1976, it became Black History Month. During the month, lectures, exhibitions, banquets, cultural events, television and radio programs celebrate the achievements of African Americans.

Since 1978, the U.S. Postal service has participated by issuing a commemorative stamp honoring notable African Americans.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Wall to wall of foreign names, of places that I’ve been Time and time and time again, I’ve long prayed for my dream The journey of my true return, my brothers... I STILL LONG FOR YOU performed by Miriam Makeba,
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