Black History Month: Time to honor and remember

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Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States and is held in February. It dates back to at least 1926. It has also been called “African-American History Month.”

In 1976, the U.S. government officially adopted the title of “Black History Month.” At that time, the then-President the Hon. Gerald Ford urged his fellow Americans “to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

To learn more about its background, check out Black History.

The individuals in my poster – entertainers, artists, educators, religious and labor leaders, peace and justice activists, a football great and politicos alike – are representative of the many, who work tirelessly to make our Baltimore a better place for all.

This poster is my way of paying tribute to them and to the “Black History Month” celebration in the year 2017.

Black History Month (02.17)

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