Tag: Black History Month

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Black History Month Profiles: Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer

During Black History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of Black innovators and history makers— including Matthew Henson—who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout February to learn about more important figures. Related Story: Black History Month Profiles: Claudette Colvin, Civil Rights Activist Born: August 8,…

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The Man Behind Black History Month

2021 marks the 45th annual national celebration of Black History Month in the United States. As we celebrate this historic monthlong observance, it’s the ideal time to look back at how the celebration of Black History began — a legacy that dates back more than 100 years into our past….