CNN Black History Month

Civil rights exhibit brings history to life

February 26, 1996

An exhibit exploring the civil rights movement is bringing a period of history centered in the American South to the West Coast.
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Trip to the stars rooted in history

First black astronaut to walk in space sees vast importance of space exploration

February 24, 1996

In February 1995, Bernard Harris Jr. made history. One of only seven black astronauts, he was the first black astronaut to walk in space.
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'Reel' moments in black history

February 15, 1996

Video clips of some of the sights and sounds that have marked the black experience in the United States.
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A legacy of black talent

29 days of black history

Each day during Black History Month, CNN Interactive will profile one man or woman who has made a lasting contribution, ranging from literature, music and the arts to science and technology.
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A virtual tour through the heart
of the civil rights movement

February 14, 1996

Stories on historic sites in Montgomery, Tuskegee, Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis.
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Birthplace of Black History Month gets facelift

February 14, 1996

Wabash YMCA then

The building has its roots in the migration of African-Americans from the south during the early 1900s. "They migrated to Chicago and were not welcomed in the downtown hotels," said Father Martin Shaw, a priest at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. But black people were welcomed at the Wabash Street YMCA -- called the "colored" Y. Home to thousands over the years, it also became the birthplace of what was then called Negro History Week, 70 years ago.
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World African Net

Celebrate Black History Month by surfing the World Wide Web

February 12, 1996

Black History Month is a great time to let your fingers do the clicking and explore the African-American heritage of people, places and events.
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