January 16 through February 28
For the 44 days between the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the end of Black History Month, NewsOne and Black Planet will commemorate the inauguration of the 44th President and first Black chief executive of the United States, Barack Obama.
Each of the 44 days of Celebrate 44 will spotlight:
• One of 44 special African-Americans upon whose shoulders Barack Obama stands.
• One of 44 years in African-American history, from 1965 to 2009.