9 Interesting Little-Known Facts About Black History Month

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7. Actor Morgan Freeman says a month dedicated to Black history is “ridiculous.” In an 2005 interview on “60 Minutes,” Freeman said, “You’re going to relegate my history to a month? I don’t want a Black history month. Black history is American history.”

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8. In 1976, 50 years after the first celebration, President Gerald Ford expanded Negro History Week to Black History Month.

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