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Updated: Mar 1, 2022

The month of February has been deemed Black History Month in the United States. The origin dates as far back as 1926 in the US when Negro History Week was established by Carter G. Woodson to celebrate the achievements of Black people as a race and dispel the myth that Black people did not positively contribute to the growth of the United States as a country.

Since it’s inception, Black History Month has also been recognized in Canada (February), The United Kingdom (October) and Ireland (October). During Black History Month, we pause to remember and celebrate people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is a time to reflect on and appreciate the growth of nations when the human race e