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February 23, 2024

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Representatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People?s Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth and combat the oppression of the rights of workers and farmers. ~ Labor Tribune

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What You Need to Know About the Origins of Black History Month
Posted On: Feb 36, 2024
Feb. 5, 2024 | AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY | Black History Month is considered one of the nation’s oldest organized history celebrations, and has been recognized by U.S. presidents for decades through proclamations and celebrations. It was Carter G. Woodson, a founder of the Association for the Study of African American History, who first came up with the idea of the celebration that became Black History Month. Woodson, the son of recently freed Virginia slaves, who went on to earn a Ph.D in history from Harvard, originally came up with the idea of Negro History Week to encourage Black Americans to become more interested in their own history and heritage. Woodson worried that Black children were not being taught about their ancestors’ achievements in American schools in the early 1900s… The Associated Press
 
 
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