February is Black History Month.
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
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