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Biden and Harris will host Black History Month celebration

Biden Voting Rights
Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 13:48:29-05

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will host a Black History Month celebration at the White House on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The event, which will include several other members of the president's administration, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EST.

Black History Month is celebrated in February every year.

On January 31, the president issued a proclamation for Black History Month.

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2022 as National Black History Month," the proclamation says.

The president called on Americans to celebrate the month with "appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities."

During Black History Month, Biden made a historic announcement. He nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. She is the first Black woman to ever receive that honor.