08 31 2015
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WASHINGTON—Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean issued the following statement in celebration of Black History Month:

"Eighty years ago, Dr. Carter G. Woodson launched what we now celebrate as Black History Month. His goal was to shine a light on the richness and depth of the African American community and its invaluable contributions to the fabric of America.

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Blacks should be grateful for Black History Month, during which the peculiar and powerful histories of people of African descent are brought to the world's attention. It is a time to reflect on the lives and legacies of Black freedom fighters that fought and won battles of every kind in every age for the noble purpose of empowering their people socially, economically, politically and culturally.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A new groundbreaking book on the role of African American soldiers during the civil war could forever change the way you view U.S. history. The book, Uncommon Valor: The Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War (Wiley, $25.95), tells the riveting story of the battle of New Market Heights.

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