In 1926, the historic contributions of African Americans in the United States were largely misrepresented or ignored. In response, Carter G. Woodson joined and helped lead a movement to recognize the past, present, and future achievements of African Americans. One outcome of the movement was the creation of a celebratory week in February, coinciding with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Since its inception, this weeklong recognition has expanded into what we now know as Black History Month.
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