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Black History Month Cloze Worksheet; 5 Blanks

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

Black _____________ 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 was started by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who wanted to bring national attention to the large contribution of African-Americans to the history of their country, _____________ 1926. Woodson chose February as black history month because it was the 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 _____________ choice. History books had _____________ started covering black history when the tradition of Black History Month was _____________ At that point, most representation of blacks in history _____________ was only in reference to the low _____________ position they held.


Word Bank:
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