Celebrating The History of Black History Month

Celebrating Black History
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Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 5:27 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Every year, we take February to celebrate Black History Month. Do you know the history behind it?

In 1926, a Harvard-Trained historian Carter G. Woodson organized “National Negro History Week " to promote and celebrate the achievements of black Americans, which has grown into today’s “Black History Month.”

It was a move created, then and now, to counter negative and racist stereotypes deep-rooted in american culture. ABC21 spoke with Juanita Crider who currently works full time as the program advisor for the Purdue University Black Cultural Center.

And the fact that black history is part of america’s history is important for all Americans to know, learn about, and understand. However, many Americans of color, especially black Americans, have long complained their stories, their accomplishments, have all too often been left out of the history books.

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