African American History Month, sometimes called Black History Month, celebrates the history and achievements of African Americans. Historian Carter G. Woodson initiated the first official recognition of Black history in 1926.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. [Source: American Library Association]
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