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Black History Month Cloze Worksheet 10 Blanks

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

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


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