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CBS 8 Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate and honor the achievements of Black Americans and the impact of African Americans on our nation's history. Black History Month began through the efforts of historian Carter G. Woodson, who believed that publishing scientific history about the black race would produce facts to prove to the world that Africa and its people played a crucial role in the development of civilization. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

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Black History Month

Almost since its inception in 1925, Black History Month has served the broad purpose of educating all Americans about the roles African-Americans have played in the history of the U.S. More>>

Honoring Our African American Leaders

President Barack Obama

Celebrate Black History Month in San Diego

UC San Diego Black History Month Celebration-February 2014
Black Campus Ministry / Cross Cultural Center
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. • FREE

Black History Month Exhibits: 2.6-2.28
Washington DC's Fight for Home Rule
Geisel Library building hours • FREE

Josephine Baker & US Civil Rights Movement
Geisel Library building hours • FREE

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County of San Diego Black History Month Celebration
2.13.14 @ 6pm | La Presa Jazz Ensemble Concert
2.16.14 @ 2pm |Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego Concert
2.20.14 @ 4pm |History of African American Mountain Men
2.23.14 @ 4pm |Soul Food Cooking Demonstration
2.27.14 @ 4pm |American Girls and theHarlem Renaissance

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Harlem of the West Tours
Experience the bygone era of San Diego's historic Harlem of the West.
See where Jellyroll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and other legendary jazz and blues stars played and stayed. This 45 minute walking tour cover most of downtown's historic jazz and blues scene, business establishments, and legendary hang-outs. You'll experience African American history in the Gaslamp Quarter, 1880-1970's.

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World Beat Center Celebrates Black History Month
2.6.14 Bob Marley Film Festival
2.16.14 DR. UMAR JOHNSON - Black History Month Lecture
2.17.14 33rd Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends
2.28.14 "He Was a Slave" play
2.28.14 Mama Charlotte Warrior Women of Peace Community Poetry Night

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A Virtual Visit of Black History
Take the tour by clicking on the links below:

The San Diego History Center
Learn about San Diego's Black History from the Black Calvary to The Lemon Grove Incident, Our nation's first successful desegregation court case

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Georgia)
The National Park Service maintains a number of historic sites associated with black history. Ten of those sites are featured here, each with a link to visitors information from the park service. More>>

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