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Celebration of the African diaspora including, African-American history

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem

Helene Johnson 1906 -1995, was a poet and writer of the Harlem Renaissance movement.

This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on February 25, 2023, by the Academy of American Poets.