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Celebrating African American History Month

February is African American History Month and throughout the month, President Obama and Obama Administration officials will host forums, conference calls, community conversations, and events honoring African American History Month.

February 1, 2012 marks the beginning of African American History Month. During each week in February, the White House and agencies across the Obama Administration will host events celebrating African Americans and highlighting the significant impact the Administration’s policies have had on the African American community. Below is a list of this week’s American American History events:

Today, February 1, Secretary Arne Duncan and the White House hosted a conference call to discuss Higher Education and Civil Rights in Education. The call highlighted the Obama Administration’s commitment to increasing college affordability and accessibility for students in underserved communities.

On Thursday, February 2, The White House along with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, will co-host the National Black Nurses Association during their 24th Annual Black Nurses Day.

Finally, on Friday, February 3, The White House Business Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the White House White House Council on Women and Girls will lead an Urban Economic Forum at Barnard College in New York. 

We will continue to highlight African American History Month events each week at

Wednesday Thursday Friday
February 1 February 2 February 3
Conference call with Secretary Duncanon Higher Education and Civil Rights in Education The White House cohosts National Black Nurses Association with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin Urban Economic Forum at Barnard College – New York