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Things to know about Black History Month

Black History Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his predecessors, President Donald Trump plans to commemorate Black History Month with an official proclamation, a ga…

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Black History Month gets underway

Black History Month

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Black History Month is officially underway. All month, people are encouraged to explore and enjoy black history. T…

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Arthur Ashe

Black History Month

A top-ranked tennis player during the 1960s and 70s, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tourn…

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Benjamin Banneker

Black History Month

Born on November 9, 1731 in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland, Benjamin Banneker, a free black man who owned a farm near Baltimore, was a largely s…

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Frederick Douglass

Black History Month

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped and went on to become an accomplished human rights leader, author and the first African-Americ…

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Lorraine Hansberry

Black History Month

An African-American playwright and writer, Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, was born May 19, 1930. The first black woman to write a play performed…

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Matthew Henson

Black History Month

Matthew Alexander Henson, born August 8, 1866, was the first African-American Arctic explorer. Along with Robert Peary, he made six voyages,…

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Leroy Homer

Black History Month

As a child, Leroy Homer dreamed of flying a plane. On September 11, he gave his life as first officer of hijacked Flight 93 that crashed in …

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