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Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canadain February and the United Kingdom in October.

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Proud of our History - Blacks in Canada - Black History Month  

This 60-second video promotes the significant contributions that Canadians of African descent have made to their communities and to Canada. Various key black Canadians and events are featured in this Black History Month (BHM) Public Service Announcement (PSA): * Anne Greenup * Mifflin Gibbs * Elijah McCoy * John Ware * The No. 2 Construction Battalion * William Hall * Mary Ann Shadd * Oscar Peterson * Jarome Iginla Every year Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. We take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we are today. During Black History Month Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history. Closed captioning for this video, along with a transcript and downloadable versions, are available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/bhm/liveaction.asp

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