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Holidays & Special Events

Black History

Black History -
Black History Month brings to the forefront the inspiring stories of African-American icons—many of whom overcame great odds to leave their mark on the United States.  From science to the arts, to social activism to philanthropy, explore the famous people who've contributed to Black History's indelible legacy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Growing Up in Atlanta

Watch video of Martin in his early years.

MLK Holiday Timeline

Find out who originated the idea of a national holiday in honor of MLK.

Valentine's Day

The Origins of Valentine's Day
Why do we send cards and flowers to loved ones on Valentine's Day? Why is the red heart a symbol of love? These and many other questions are answered in this lighthearted, fact-filled look at this popular holiday.