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Black History Month

Celebrate - Black History Month

History of Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, honors Americans of African descent throughout history who fought against adversity, oppression, and discrimination, as well as those who continue to work towards equality, equity, and unity for all.  Black History Month grew out of Negro Week, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) in 1925.  The second week of February was selected to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  After the Civil rights movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford designated February as the nation’s first African American History Month.

For more information on the national recognition of African American History Month, visit

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Living History Museum

The 2022 Virtual Living History Museum of African American Heroes was held on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Featuring video portrayals by children of their heroes, the museum is a celebration of the important African Americans who fought against adversity, who work towards equality, who create music and art, and who demonstrate the power of sports in society. In 2022, 18 children ranging in age from preschool to 8th grade portrayed their heroes, which included James Jamerson, Katherine Johnson, Nick Gabaldon and more. Winners for the Living History Museum, Inc. Scholarship Competition awards were also announced.

Watch the official 2022 Living History Museum announcement here:


Check out Living History Museum of African American Heroes event from 2021 here

Meet Walter Scott, Katherine Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and more at the The Living History Museum of African American Heroes! Thirty-six children from 4th - 8th grade created and submitted outstanding videos in which they portrayed their heroes. The first Living History Museum Essay Award winners were also announced.

Photos from past Living History Museums: 20182017

This program is sponsored by The Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Living History Museum, Inc., Palos Verdes (CA) Chapter The Links, Incorporated, and South LA Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

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Black History Month - Read, Watch, and Listen


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