Burlington School District recognizes Black History Month

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"Black History Month is important throughout the nation, but perhaps especially important at the University of Mississippi", Vitter said. Our goal is to be a district that recognizes, respects, understands and learns from each individual's unique background, realizing that equality comes from tearing down boundaries and building each other up.

In 1916, Woodson established the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (initially known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History), and later launched Negro History Week in February 1926.

We have long agonized over Black History Month.

Here's our list of the top 15 black folks to make history in 2017.

Planning for Black History Month began during the latter half of the fall semester with finalizations beginning in January.

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The month of February is Black History month and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be hosting several events in celebration of this month.

The National Museum of African American History, designed by British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye, is the recipient of the Beazley Design of the Year Award for 2017.

"When you consider today's situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history", Morris said, noting Woodson's endeavor was a massive undertaking. "This month is a good opportunity for all people to reflect on the contribution, such as beauty and pageantry, from people of the African diaspora, not just in America, but all over the world".

However, with racial tensions high, it remains important to remind oneself of exactly who the heroes of Black history are, without filter.

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