The Heat: Black History Month

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Historian and author Carter G. Woodson founded Black History Month in 1926 to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. It was also meant to educate Americans about the suffering of slaves to highlight the fight for civil liberties and the successful contributions of Black people as part of the fabric of American history.

Nearly 100 years later, troubling questions remain about racial inequality, police brutality and what critics call the “whitewashing of the Black narrative” in the United States. 

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