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Black History Moment 2014: Historian Carter G. Woodson

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Augusta, GA - With this being the last week of Black History Month, we want to take the time out to highlight some important pioneers in the fight for equality.

Historian Carter G. Woodson is responsible for the creation of what was known as Negro History Week back in 1926. It was the second week in February, and it was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass.

In 1976, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month.

Remember, Black History is America's history.
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