Get in the know about the history of an amazing people, african-americans. Explore articles and videos of some of the most prominent african americans in politics, the arts, law, science and sports who have made black history what it is today. Kevin durant reflected on the warriors' visit to the african american history museum on tuesday. For african american history month, we team up with our african american employee resource group to bring 4 guests from different areas of expertise like life support systems, robotics. The special focus of this year’s african american history month on military contributions is a solemn reminder of the bonds of patriotism.
This february, we celebrate national african american history month to honor the significant contributions african americans have made to our great nation — contributions that stand as a. Discover the people and events that shaped african american history, from slavery and abolitionism to the harlem renaissance and civil rights movement. The history of african americans in the united states has been a paradox of incredible triumph in the face of tremendous human tragedy this site serves as a portal. February is african american history month and the american red cross pays tribute to the men and women of color who contribute to our humanitarian service – our employees, volunteers and. The national park service celebrates african american heritage throughout the year visit a multitude of park sites dedicated to african american history and culture.
The theme of black history month 2018 is 'african americans in times of war' their history has often been hidden, but that may be changing. Discover highlights from american history us history and historical documents to help visitors remember the african americans who fought in the. Asalh announces 2018 black history theme, african americans in times of war.
A museum that seeks to understand american history through the lens of the african american experience. African american perspectives: materials selected from the rare book collection “african american perspectives” gives a panoramic and eclectic review of african american history and culture. The manuscript division has one of the nation's most valuable collections for the study of african-american history and culture the library's holdings include information about slavery and. African-american migrations—both forced and voluntary—forever changed the course of american history follow paths from the translatlantic slave trade to the new.
African american history timeline: 1619 - 2008 1619 the first african american indentured servants arrive in the american colonies less than a decade later, the.
Dusable museum of african american history to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of african americans. Descendants of african-americans who began their lives in america as kidnapped slaves were then deprived of civil rights by. Enslaved, and some free, african americans lived in salem from the early years of its founding in 1766 eventually, there were brick makers, potters, blacksmiths, coopers, carpenters, road. The purpose of this course is to examine the african american experience in the united states from 1863 to the present prominent themes include the end of the civil war and the beginning of. African american history month: african american history month, a monthlong commemoration of african american history and achievement that takes place each february. Throughout february, the constitution center will host a variety of programs in honor of african american history month visitors can explore the museum’s the story. The definition of african-american history has evolved this overview shows how historians have classified the field in the past and do so today.
Teacher resources for african american history month the library of congress, national archives and records administration, national endowment for the humanities. Click here to read biographies of famous african-americans. The smithsonian national museum of african american history opened in september of 2016 come explore it and alexandria's rich african-american history. Dusable museum of african american history to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of african americans through exhibits. February is african american history month the library of congress, national archives and records administration, national endowment for the humanities, national. One hundred sites of local, regional and national significance are represented in this first-ever tour guide of african-american history in the region.