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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month

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Black History Month
An Ernie Pryor original painting dedicated to the Black United Students @ Kent State University.jpg
A painting dedicated to the founders of Black History Month, the Black United Students at Kent State University, by Ernie Pryor.[1]
Also called African-American History Month
Observed by United States, Canada,[2] United Kingdom,[3] Germany,[4] Netherlands[5]
Significance Celebration of African-American history
Date February (North America)
October (Europe)
Frequency Annual

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed unofficially in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.