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Black History Month is celebrated each February in the US. The celebration originally began as a week-long event in 1925 arranged by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, which wanted to celebrate African-Americans’ contributions to society. The celebrations grew in the following years and in 1976, President Ford expanded the week-long event to a month, proclaiming that he wished to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

The Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free lesson plans, worksheets and activities to help teachers celebrate Black History Month in their classrooms.

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