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African American History Month 2017 #BlackHistoryMonth

Adafruit BHM2017 blog

2017 marks the 3rd year Adafruit has joined in the celebration of African American History Month. Join us here on the blog Monday through Friday throughout the month of February where we will be featuring some of our most admired African American makers, hackers, artists, scientists, engineers and more. Don’t forget to join the conversation on social media with #BlackHistoryMonth (Instagram, Twitter).

Looking for more info? Check out Unpublished Black History from The New York Times, This Is How February Became Black History Month from TIME or TIME for Kids’ Black History Month feature and Reading Rockets’ Black History Month resources.


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