WATCH: Howard University Featured As 'Most Searched’ Homecoming In Google Commercial

January 28, 2020
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Black History Month is swiftly approaching and Google decided to start the celebration early.

On Saturday, the tech company dropped a commericial highlighting several black leaders, entertainers, athletes, movements and events titled "The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers."

The idea behind the video was to share the most searched moments and people using Google search engine.

Howard University's "Showtime" Marching Band makes a short cameo in the film.

"This Black History Month, we’re celebrating some of #TheMostSearched moments and individuals in America. To find them, we used U.S.-based Google Trends Data to identify Black American achievements that were searched more than any others between January 1, 2004 – when U.S. Search Data first became available – and July 1, 2019. Here’s to the history makers and all those they continue to inspire," the video is captioned on YouTube.

And Google didn't stop there. On a companion website, a complete explanation of the process behind creating the video as well as short bios of the most searched people.

"From the most searched speech to the most searched NASA mathematician, these individuals and moments not only have defined American history but also continue to inspire the nation," the site states.

Google.org is also providing a $3 million grant in support of the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) over the next three years.

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