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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. S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

2005: S. Epatha Merkerson stated in an interview regarding her latest project ‘Lakawanna Blues’ that she was really happy. ‘I’m 52 years old, I have hot flashes, and I’m the lead in a film’ she gushed.