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Brevard students dive into Black history following year of national protests, racial unrest

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard Public Schools is launching its annual Black History Month celebrations, and this year they could be more important than ever, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

The month-long event follows a string of high-profile incidents in 2020 that wrenched the public eye back toward problems of race in America, triggering nationwide protests and the renewed prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement. [TRENDING: Trooper Steve diagnosed with cancer amid pandemic | Latest on $1,400 payments | How to get vaccine in Fla.] Incidents like the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Philando Castille at the hands of police, and viral videos of white people accosting Blacks for innocuous acts like bird-watching,

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