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Black History Month: Enjoy Black History Month Events in Chicago

February is Black History Month.

Pedestrians walk downtown Chicago on January 27, 2014
Pedestrians walk downtown Chicago on January 27, 2014
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Downtown Chicago
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

According to Chicago Now, Black History Month is a celebration of the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

The celebration came about when the former son of slaves and University of Chicago and Harvard-trained historian and author, Carter G. Woodson, sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

The week, which became a month—Black History Month—in 1976 has been on the February calendar ever since--inspiring schools, arts institutions and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances, events and lectures.

Chicago is at the forefront of this celebration showcasing a wide variety of events for all. Here are some of the highlights for Chicago’s Black History Month for February 2014 according to Chicago Now read the entire article

This month, enjoy Black History Month events in Chicago, Illinois

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