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In the 1920s, historian Carter Godwin Woodson selected the second week of February as a week of celebrating African American history. He chose this week because the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, on February 12th, and the birthday of Frederick Douglas, on February 14th, coincided with the remembrance. In the 1970s, leaders at Kent State University went beyond a week and started the first Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. Since that time, countless educational institutions have utilized February to reflect on the impact of African Americans in history. While in no way seeking to diminish the rest of the year, February became a unique time of contemplation on the evils of slavery, the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, cultural impacts, significant leaders, and the like in terms of studying African Americans in History.
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