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February is Black History Month

Black History Month

Join us in recognizing and honoring Black History Month throughout the month of February!

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

We also hope you will join us next week for Black Voices: A Community Opportunity. The week of community evening events seeks to center Black voices, as well as celebrate and affirm our Black students and their families. See the following link for more information and a detailed schedule of events: www.shorelineschools.org/blackvoices