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Black History Month

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Join our agency in celebrating Black History Month!

Since 1976, each U.S. president has officially designated February as Black History Month. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."

Black History Month is an opportunity to focus on education, advocacy, and remembrance while celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history and today!

Learn more about Black History Month here: 

For more information on Black History, please visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture website here: