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Black History Month, which began as Negro History Week, was founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a vehicle to "hand down information about Africans that had been altered, dismissed, or ignored," according to the NetNoir Web Site. Woodson graduated from Harvard, obtaining a...

The Harlem Renaissance, or the New Negro Movement, impacted urban centers throughout the United States. Across the cultural spectrum (literature, drama, music, visual art, dance) and also in the realm of social thought (sociology, historiography, philosophy), artists and intellectuals found new ways to explore the historical...