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Mayor proclaims Black History Month in Mason City

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting at the Mason City Library, Mayor Eric Bookmeyer proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month in Mason City.

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“Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.”

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