Why we celebrate our black heritage

Black History Month was created in 1915, 50 years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in America.

Opinion

February 11, 2020 - 10:05 AM

Black History Month has a history of its own.

The commemorative month was founded more than 100 years ago.

In 1915, 50 years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery in America, Black History Month was created as a way to acknowledge black Americans.

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