Black History Month is an annual recognition of the history, achievements, and influence of the Black community.
This month, we’d like to celebrate Black History Month. It serves as a chance to highlight black historical icons and events. February has historically been a time to celebrate black history because Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays are in February (14th and 12th respectively).
In 1975, President Ford officially deemed February Black History Month after Kent State students and staff had advocated for the cause six years earlier.
Kent State University students’ activism lead the way for Black History Month.
Support and Promote Local Events and Businesses
Here are a few ways that you can celebrate in the Milwaukee area:
Do You Celebrate Black History Month? If you have any Black businesses, people, or events to promote, we’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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