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Black History Month

Introduction to Black History Month

Isaac Woodard, a native of Fairfield County, SC - he was blinded by a police officer after coming home from WWII.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia 

See Resonant Ripples in a Global Pond: The Blinding of Isaac Woodard for background and links to primary documents.

Click on the "Spartanburg Specific" link on the left for information about the Freedom Flag and other Black History that happened here.

What Does Black History Month Mean To You? | Columbia University School of  Professional Studies

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.