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Black History Month Cloze Worksheet 10 Blanks With Bank

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct words from the word bank above.

Black History Month is celebrated annually in the _____________ States in the month of February. The second week in February. This celebration of black history in America was started by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who wanted to _____________ national attention _____________ the large contribution of African-Americans to the history of their country, in 1926. Woodson chose February as _____________ history month because it was the _____________ _____________ Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and _____________ Hughes. Some have _____________ whether February's status as the shortest and coldest month of the year was a factor in Woodson's choice. History books _____________ barely started covering black _____________ when the tradition of Black History Month was _____________ At that point, most representation of blacks in history books was only in reference to the _____________ social position _____________ held.


Word Bank:
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