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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history”  (History.com editors, 2021).


Thursday, February 25, 2021 – George Washington Carver, Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – Mae C. Jemison, Kobe Bryant and Angel Rich

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – Maya Angelou, Jesse Owens and Garrett Morgan

Monday, February 22, 2021 – August Wilson, Marian Wright Edelman and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Friday, February 19, 2021 – Sojourner Truth and Frederick McKinley Jones

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – Aprille Ericsson-Jackson and Thurgood Marshall

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Bill Robinson

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – Barack Obama

Friday, February 12, 2021 – Beyoncé

Thursday, February 11, 2021 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Katherine Johnson

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – Hank Aaron

Monday, February 8, 2021 – Louis Armstrong

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Marie Van Brittan Brown

Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Alma Woodsey Thomas

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – Ray Charles

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Michelle Obama

Monday, February 1, 2021 – Duke Ellington