February is known as Black History Month in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It began in 1926 as Negro History Week, proposed by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. It was set during the second week of February, chosen to coincide with the birthday of AbrahamLincoln and Frederick Douglass. The objective was to teach the history of America’s black population. In 1969, the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University proposed expanding it to a month, celebrating it independently the following year. In 1976 for the bicentennial, the expansion was formally recognized by the United States government. The UK followed in 1987, and then Canada in 1995.
First up this year is the imaginary antics of C-BEAR AND JAMAL, followed by cartoons' first African-American superhero couple SUPERSTRETCH AND MICROWOMAN.
Then, we take a trip to PRYOR'S PLACE while we examine our morality with THE GARY COLEMAN SHOW.
Finally, take to the skies with the SUPER GLOBETROTTERS and slice up a little cheese to go with your bowl of URKLE-O's CEREAL.
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