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75 Inspirational Quotes From The World’s Greatest Leaders To Celebrate Black History Month

A celebration of iconic leaders and civil rights activists. Black History Month, also commonly known as African-American History Month, is celebrated in many countries around the world including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, to recognize the greatest leaders, events and important contributions of African Americans throughout history. Originally created in the 1920s as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and later — in the 1970s, starting at Kent State University — president Gerald Ford expanded the event to an entire month. Celebrated in February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, president Ford explained that the United States needed to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is a time used to recognize the world’s greatest African-American leaders in all walks of life. From Thurgood Marshall, who was the first African American ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, to Madam C.J. Walker – the world’s first African-American self-made millionaire, to Barack Obama – the first African-American president in U.S. history, who was re-elected to serve for two consecutive terms in the White House. In celebration of February being Black History Month, we’ve […]

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