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Black History Month Contest for the kids

Posted on: Monday, February 13th, 2012

The month of February is Black History Month.  From “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.”  You can read the complete story at

In honor of Black History Month, READS, is holding a contest for elementary school aged children.  The kids simply have to do some research on one of the historical figures listed below and send us a paragraph about what they learned.  The first 5 people to do this will receive a biography about the person they wrote about as well as a copy of READS.  We can’t wait to see what the kids have learned!

  • George Washington Carver
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Thurgood Marshall

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