February is Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in the 1920s
In the cover photo, the image of Martin Luther King Jr. is tattooed on the right leg of Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers during Black History Month as Rivers plays during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Black History month has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed unofficially in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
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#OTD in 1960, 4 Black students in Greensboro, NC sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter & demanded service. They were denied so they sat quietly at the lunch counter until the store closed. The next day, 25 men & 4 women continued the protest. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/UkQcSi2PhR
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