Black History Month

The “heritage month” begins Feb. 1 in the United Stated and Canada, and celebrates African-American contributions to American culture and also serves as a reminder of the tribulations African-Americans have had to endure to obtain the freedoms that America’s forefathers promised its people when “all men are created equal” was written in the Declaration of Independence.

African-Americans have been on the forefront of the civil rights fight to uphold this oft-quoted American ideal since their emancipation from slavery in 1865, and their granting of full citizenship in 1868 with the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books. El Paso Community College hosts and celebrates special programs, events, and cultural exhibits to celebrate the heritage, culture, and contributions of African Americans.

Black History Month

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