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  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention Black History Month: Setting the Story Straight | UNC Press Blog -- Topsy.com

  2. Great blog! I had this exact same debate with a group of students a few weeks back. They all thought the “February myth” was in fact a reality. Once I had explained the origins you just discussed, one student said “oh yeah, George Washington’s birthday was also in February, I bet they planned Black History Month around that too.” Oy vey, “no, no, no,” I said, “think about it for just a little bit.” You dispell one myth and another is born.

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