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Dubois Elementary School

120 South Lincoln Ave
Springfield, IL 62704


February 6, 2011

In 1976, African-American History Month or as it is referred to by most Americans, Black History Month, is celebrated every year during the month of February in America and Canada. The United Kingdom celebrates Black History Month each year in October. Each February and October, important people and events are highlighting African American achievements. Celebrations, sometimes include debates, dances speeches, foods and other traditional celebratory contributions meant to enhance the knowledge of the Black race. These contributions share a common history of predominantly African or Central African roots. To research Black History, search on-line for African-American or Black History.