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We just finished observing Black History Month, which began in 1915, a half century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. Some historical figures responsible for the abolition of slavery, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have birthdays in February. Coincidentally, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is on Jan. 15.

There are countless other black heroes, not born in February and not nationally recognized, who have contributed to the advancement of not only black citizens but also the quality of life of all of us.

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