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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Darren Parker, president of the Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force, will be master of ceremonies. The high school choir, Lancaster Unique High Steppers Drill Team and Yielded Hands will entertain. Black History Month originated in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard scholar, organized Negro History Week during the second week of February. Woodson chose the month because it marked the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. His goal was to provide a view of “the Negro as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history.” The week-long tribute has evolved into a national four-week celebration of African-American history and achievement. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A Black History Month celebration will be held Saturday at Lancaster Library, featuring speakers from various professions and civic organizations. The two-hour program is titled “Celebrating Community – A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations.” The program will start at 1 p.m. in the library’s Anna M. Davis Room, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Stella Owens-Murrell, a state administrative law judge. Antelope Valley’s Black Fraternal Social and Civic Organization will be given special recognition. Among the guests will be Karen Patterson, principal of Antelope Valley High School, and the Rev. Sharon Mancha, pastor of Eagle Vision Community Church.