Black History Month Is Almost 90 Years Old

Among little-known Black History Month facts is the real age of this celebration. Black History Month dates back to 1926, at which time it was known as Negro History Week. At this time, the celebration lasted only a week and began on February 12. The reception from the general public at first wasn’t as good as the initiators had hoped. However, Negro History Week gained popularity eventually. In the 1930s, the celebration was observed in almost every state which had a large African-American population.

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