Black History Month originated in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson. It started as just a week of remembrance on the second week of February which was chosen because it marked the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass, two Americans who greatly influenced the lives of African Americans.
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