African-American History: American History

Lt. Col. Charles Gilliam, 41st Flying Training Squadron Director of Operations, prepares for a flight to honor Black History Month Feb. 1 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. National African American History Month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson selected the week in February that included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two key figures in the history of African Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Owens)

PHOTO BY: Elizabeth Owens
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