WATCH — February is Black History Month. Here’s how it started
This year marks its 27th anniversary
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Each February, Canadians celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians.
And while Canada officially started celebrating Black History Month in 1995, it’s origins go back much further than that, both in Canada and the U.S.
So, when did Black History Month begin? Why? And where do people think it’s heading in the future?
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