African American History Month events focus on Civil War

Institutions throughout the country will recognize Black History Month this February. Rhode Island College plans to put on 15 events to commemorate African Americans in the U.S. The national theme this year is African Americans and the Civil War.

“The recognition event itself was launched in 1926 by Dr. Carter Woodson because of the inadequate reflection of African Americans in history texts,” said Unity Center Director Antoinette Gomes of the celebration’s beginning.

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