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Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States (, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada (, and more recently has been observed in Ireland (, and the United Kingdom ( It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora ( It is celebrated in February in the United States[4] ( and Canada,[5] ( while in Ireland, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.[6] ([7] (