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Black History Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

Black History Month is a time to commemorate achievement.DiversityInc provides a list of the important dates and relevant demographics you need to know.


“Negro History Week” was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development of the United States. The second week of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to Black History Month.

Download theBlack History Month Timeline, whichillustrates significant dates in U.S. Black history and major historic figures, andBlack History Month Facts & Figures, which provides available data as well as information onareas where Blacks are making significant progress in the United States and where major opportunities remain, by clicking the images below.

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