RALEIGH Feb 1, 2018 Today, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed February as Black History Month in North Carolina. This year, in celebration of Black History Month, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina will honor the individuals and organizations that preserve African American history and culture. “African Americans have made invaluable contributions to our state and our nation’s history, and the month of February is an important time to remember these figures,” said Governor Cooper. “Many North Carolinians have dedicated their lives and careers to capturing and preserving African American history, and their work often goes unsung. This year during Black History Month, we will pause to celebrate the keepers of our state's rich, diverse history and culture." Click here to read the proclamation.