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Michael Jackson Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Presentation: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

02/16/2013 08:41 am ET | Updated Feb 18, 2013

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on November 20, 1984, as Michael Jackson was presented with the 1793rd star on the walk of fame by mayor Johnny Grant and Bill Welsh, president of the local Chamber of Commerce in Hollywood.

While some celebrities have received two stars in different categories, Jackson was the first to receive more than one for the same category. He received one as a member of the Jackson Five and his second as a solo artist.

After his death in 2009, hundreds of fans gathered at the King of Pop's star to honor his legacy and epic contribution to music and popular culture. Three years later, the legendary entertainer's children attended the first annual "Michael Jackson Immortalized Day" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, pressing his famous moonwalk shoes, sequined glove and their hands into the cement of Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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CORRECTION: A previous headline on this story spelled Michael Jackson's name incorrectly. We regret this error.

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