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February is Black History Month!

Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, CCE is celebrating Black History Month!

The first Black History Month occurred in February 1926 and was created by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland. It began as a week-long celebration of the lives and accomplishments of the Black community across America, but it wasn’t until 1976 that the celebration was extended into the month that we know it as today.

Black History Month has always existed as a way to educate others on and appreciate everything African Americans have contributed to society over the years. At CCE, we know that all of our community members are what help make Suffolk County as well as Long Island a great place to live. This includes the Black community, as they continue to aid in our missions of preserving our ecosystem and supporting families across the county through community education.

CCE has always been an organization for everyone. We want every person in Suffolk County to be a part of the effort to make it a great place to live. The Black community has made amazing contributions over the years in preserving Suffolk County’s history as well as keeping those who live in it healthy and happy.

All month long, we want to acknowledge the accomplishments Suffolk County’s Black community has made over the years. Be on the lookout for posts on our social media pages about the various members of our community over the years and everything they’ve done to help make Long Island a great place to live.

Last updated February 8, 2022