Channel 7 Celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2012 Updated Feb 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 2, 2012 Updated Feb 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The month of February has been designated as Black History Month is the U.S. This gives everyone an opportunity to learn more about African American Heritage, and offer a history lesson on the impact African Americans have had in building our country.

WKBW Channel 7 supports the Western New York community, and will offer coverage on Eyewitness News and AM/Buffalo for various activities in the area.

On February 1st, the President of the Buffalo Chapter of the NAACP, Frank Mesiah, kicked off our coverage.

He told Eyewitness News that Black History Month helps erase the racial divide that still exists in our country.

Click the video for more, and watch Channel 7 all month!