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Lunch time crowd gathers at Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza in Harlem.The murals at Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza.

Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week by C.G. Woodson to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In New York, many events are planned to celebrate the culture and contributions of Black Americans to the vibrant tapestry that is New York.

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