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Black History Month tends to focus on people who are already gone but it is important to remember that numerous "trailblazers" are still around and that history is being made every day, he said.

The Sacramento Kings long-standing tradition of honoring the cultures and lifestyles that make the region rich and diverse continues with the team's upcoming 18th Annual Black History Month Celebration tipping off February 2.

Professor Donnetrice Allison enplaned this history of Black History Month, which originally was only a week when started by author Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The display includes posters, photos, books and artwork that depict the African American experience.

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During the team's seven home games in the month of February and at events in the community, players, team staff, fans and community partners will celebrate the accomplishments of diverse leaders in our community and around the country. "We also like to just bring in artists from time to time to shake things up and allow messages to be presented in a different medium, such as Joshua Bennett and his ability to convey his thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics through spoken word poetry". Like his father before him, he has taken up the family mantle to teach young people about black history and figures that are often overlooked. From Harriet Tubman to Dr. Martin Luther King, to former President Barack Obama, Black History Month concerns itself with a deeper and more intimate look at the lives and achievements of those who helped form the foundation of the United States' culture.

"For me to be even standing here at a University talking to you right now, I had to know my history".

One event, happening on February 20, is made to teach others how black culture has impacted American food. "I think it is very important that we remember that as well".

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