Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

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1. Sojourner Truth

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1986: The U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage USA series honored Sojourner Truth on this day. (Photo: Tumblr)

2. Donald Byrd

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2013: Jazz fusion trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away. He was 80 years old. (Tumblr)