Black History Month: A Primer

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  • Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland
  • Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
  • Gerald R. Ford
  • Mary Frances Berry
  • Johnetta B. Cole
  • Black History Month in U.K. and Canada
  • Morgan Freeman
  • White History Month
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Howard University

Official Recognition

By the 1960s, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on several college campuses, and in 1976 President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month in America.

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