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Over a black background four boxes are arranged vertically, colored white, red, yellow, and green from top to bottom. In the boxes are the words "Celebrating Black History Month." Below, the logo of The IC.

Each February, we commemorate Black History Month to honor the invaluable contributions made by Black individuals to our nation’s history. This observance also serves to illuminate overlooked or silenced histories and voices. The Disability Rights and Civil Rights movements are intricately connected, and this intersectionality continues today.

Black History Month was first officially recognized in 1976, by then-President Gerald Ford, who urged Americans “to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”


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