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Black History Month

History of Black History & African American Timeline (Civil Rights, Famous People)

Black History Month is observed every February in the United States. Learn about famous firsts by black Americans, read about the history of black history, and find information about milestones in black history.

Booker T. Washington
Featured Biography
Booker T. Washington
Educator

500 Notable African American Biographies

Entertainers

Athletes

History & Timelines

Main Black History Month page.



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