Saturday, February 14, 2009

Black History Month

February is an important month because it is when we celebrate the birthdays of two important American presidents - the first president, George Washington, and the president who kept the United States united during its Civil War, Abraham Lincoln. But February is also important because it is when we celebrate Black History Month. Black History is American history, but sometimes it is not included enough in history books, sometimes it isn't included at all.

During Black History month, we remember all of the important events and people who help to make America a strong and proud country that represents freedom for so many people in the world. There are historical figures and great leaders like Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, there are musicians and writers, and this year we are especially proud to have our first Black president.

You can learn more about Black History at the History Channel website. You'll find videos, photos, timelines, and short readings about the many people who played an important role in the history of the United States.

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