The month of February, being Black History Month, is the perfect opportunity to make an extra effort to celebrate the history of a people who have been able to remain strong and proud despite all we have gone through while fighting for racial equality and justice. While February is the official month of celebration, Black history should be promoted and celebrated everyday.

Black History Month was first proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later. Six years later, it was being celebrated all over the United States, following recognition by President Gerald Ford. Also known as African-American History Month, it has received official recognition from governments in Canada, and more recently, has been observed in places…

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