Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom it is observed in October.

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Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Academy Award Winner and Grammy Award Winner


Sidney Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964, he was the first African-American and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also received two competitive Golden Globe Awards.

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Tags: Academy Award Winner · Queen Elizabeth II · Diahann Carroll · Grammy Award Winner · Actor · Ambassador · British Academy of Film and Television Arts · American Negro Theater · Golden Globe Award Nominee · The Walt Disney Company

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