Every US president since 1976 has designated the month of February as Black History Month. It has become an official celebration of the role of African Americans in the history of the United States. From the story of the Exodus providing hope for the enslaved and oppressed, to the civil rights movement with “We Shall Not Be Moved” from Psalm 16:8, the powerful references in the speeches of Martin Luther King, the activism of Rosa Parks, and the first African American President, Barack Obama, the Bible has had a significant role in the lives of African Americans in this country.
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