29 Days – Black History Events in February

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29 Days – Black History Events in February

On February 1:

Feb. 1, 1865 – The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress.

Feb. 1, 1902 – Langston Hughes, a famous poet, was born this day in Joplin, Mo.

Feb. 1, 1926 – What is now known as Black History Month was first celebrated on this date as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month-long celebration in 1976.

 

Source: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs141p2_015471.pdf

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