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The USA celebrates and honors black Americans from its past and present on special holidays each year.

This page features information about holidays and tributes to African American leaders and role models.

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African American History Month February

Martin Luther King Day

The United States celebrates the birth of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday on the third Monday in January.

Black History Month

Americans celebrate achievements and accomplishments of prominent black Americans during February each year, designated as African American History Month.


Famous African Americans

President Barack Obama - Inauguration

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Barack Obama Coloring Page

In 2009, Americans rejoiced in the inauguration of the first African American elected President, Barack H. Obama - 44th President of the United States of America.

President Obama's election was historic and his inauguration celebration was uplifting.

President Obama was sworn into office for his first term on January 20, 2009 and again for a historic second term on January 21, 2013.

The world watched and millions participated in a mulitple-day Inauguration celebration that began with an historic whistle-stop train journey from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC and culminated with the swearing in ceremony using the same Bible Abraham Lincoln used to take the oath of office. (Pictures of the Lincoln Bible, housed in the Library of Congress.


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