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From the Civil Rights Movement to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Langston Hughes, from the Buffalo Soldiers to Stokely Carmichael, African Americans have contributed to the United States in countless ways and we celebrate them in February, as we should every month of the year, with Black History Month.

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From the Civil Rights Movement to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Langston Hughes, from the Buffalo Soldiers to Stokely Carmichael, African Americans have contributed to the United States in countless ways and we celebrate them in February, as we should every month, with Black History Month.  Also known as African American History Month, we honor their achievements and recognize their central role in U.S. history.  If you're working with students to help them recognize the contributions of African-Americans to not just our country, but countries all over the world, visit the Ebooks Minnesota Black History Month collection.

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Beth Staats
Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian
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