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Litchfield Cavo Recognizes Black History Month

Origins of National Black History Month date back to 1915, when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans initiated the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. That organization is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Dr. Woodson, also referred to as the “father of Black history,” had an initial goal to designate a time to promote and educate people about Black history and culture. February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society.

Through coordination by the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Associate Subcommittee, colleagues across the nation had the opportunity to participate in a Black History Month quiz and discuss the knowledge gained throughout the month, and to keep the conversation going throughout the year.

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