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Celebrating Black History Month

 Photo Credit: Enokson

We celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture and history of the American Society. We recognize their achievements and the vital role that African Americans make to the development of civil rights and equal opportunity. 

Black History Month began as the celebration of Negro History Week for a week in February 1926 which was proposed by Carter G. Woodson. The celebration was expanded to a month and recognized by President Gerald Ford in1976 during the nation’s bicentennial. Black History Month is also celebrated in Canada in February, and in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland in October.

This month, the CEC urges you to join us in the celebration of the rich cultural and social contributions, both past and present, of the African Americans to the American society.