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The Wilson Center is once again proud to celebrate Black History Month. This February, the Center will feature content that examines the issues and challenges that have paved the way for progress in the Black and African American struggle for justice, autonomy, hope and dignity. 
 
In the spirit of our mission to unite the world of policy and ideas, the Wilson Center strives to include Black and African American voices and those of all minorities throughout the breadth of our programs.
 
Black History Month celebrates the culture, contributions and legacy of Blacks and African Americans. The noted historian Carter G. Woodson underscored the need to celebrate black history when he stated, "If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition. It becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated."