On February 7, 1926 Carter G. Woodson initiated the first National Negro Week. It wasn’t until 1976 that it became Black History Month as we know it today. It was implemented to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans via lectures, exhibitions, cultural events, and television and radio programs. Instead of queuing up the obligatory tributes to influential African-Americans of yesteryear, we will be highlighting African-Americans currently making an impact on the world.

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