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February Black History Month

Updated on November 26, 2013


Black History Month was once known as ''Negro History Week". In 1920 Carter Godwin Woodson put a campaign of meeting, lecture and shows to change the people views of Black's in history.

Woodson was the son of a slave and was the second Black to earn a degree from Harvard University. He felt that it was import for Black's to know about their heritage , he urged the Fraternity Omega to create Negro History week.

Woodson selected February for the month of celebration as a way of to honor Abraham Lincoln the President who freed Black's from slavery and Fredrick Douglas one of the isolationist leading abolitionist.

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