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Last Week: SpeakUp MC Climate Survey on Sexual Violence and Sexual Misconduct

President's Corner

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President's Corner Message: Town Hall Meeting Recap; Raptors Basketball

Need to Know

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Memo: Political Activity and Events at the College

MC in the News

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MC's Partnership with City of Gaithersburg Featured in Town Courier

Governance

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What It is Like to Serve In Governance? An Interview with Professor Ed Riggs and Student Council Chair Christian Gbewordo

Compliance Office

Professional Development

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Montgomery College to Host Statewide BIT Affinity Conference on March 4th - Register Today!

Community Engagement

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Participate in This Historic Election; Volunteer to Serve as an Election Worker!

IT@MC

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Tuesday Accessibility Tips - Using Color to Convey Your Message

College/Campus News

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Miss the Town Hall Meeting? Check Out the Highlights from MCTV

HRSTM

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February is Black History Month

MC Events

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Staff Enrichment Day - Registration Open!

Commencement Update

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Faculty and Administrators: Order Rental Regalia for Commencement by March 7

Arts at MC

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Works by Benjamin Abramowitz at Montgomery College's King Street Gallery starting February 11

Student Affairs

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The Asia Project: Slam Poetry Event on March 1 at 2 p.m. in CM 211

MC Books & More

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Step Into Spring 30% Off Sale at MC Books & More

February is Black History Month

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Category: HRSTM

Published: 2016-02-23 00:00:01.000

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. 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. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

The story of Black History Month began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. (Retrieved from history.com)

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