While visiting Chicago, historian Carter G. Woodson came up with an idea that would eventually become Black History Month. His defense of the celebration reverberates today.
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Robbins Airport was the first Black-owned and -operated airport in the country. Its founders were pivotal to Black aviation.Listen — 22:03