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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Since its conception in the 1920s, every year, in the U.S.A., Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, there has been a theme every February. This year's theme for Black History Month is "African Americans and the Arts", according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.  Even though, Black History Month celebration had its origin back in the 1920s, it wasn't until President Gerald R. Ford issued a message urging Americans to recognize what was then Black History Week in 1975. The next year, it was expanded to a month-long observation. In 1986, Congress passed a law designating February 1986 as "National Black (Afro-American) History Month. 

What is now known as Black History Month started out as Black History Week, and was created by Carter G. Woodson. Carter Godwin Woodson was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study the history of the African diaspora, including African-American history. He announced Negro History Week would take place in February of 1926, and the response was overwhelming, however, Woodson chose the second month of the year because many Black Americans were already celebrating the February birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, on Feb. 12 and 14, respectively.

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In March, we celebrate Women's Day. Yes, it’s a day for women to celebrate women, but the day does not belong to women alone. International Women’s Day is a day for all of us — regardless of gender or gender identity — to reflect on the accomplishments of courageous, determined, everyday women who have made this world a better place. The day is also a call to action, an important reminder that to make progress toward equality for women, we must practice and support it, and the women in our lives, every day. On March 23rd, 2024 at 10:30AM, Victory's annual women's empowerment summit will take place! Sign up using the RSVP link below!

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