The Evolution and Significance of Black History Month
Posted on November 15, 2023

Black History Month, celebrated each February in the United States, is a time to honor and recognize the achievements, contributions, and rich heritage of African Americans. This annual observance has a deep and evolving history, refl…

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The Role of Black Literature in Shaping History and Identity
Posted on October 15, 2023

Black literature has played a profound and transformative role in shaping not only the history of African Americans but also the broader cultural and social landscape of the United States. It is a powerful force that has contributed to…

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What Is Juneteenth? A Celebration of Freedom
Posted on June 1, 2023 by Dr. Shannon

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln, Jan…

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1865: Black Americans' First Memorial Day
Posted on May 27, 2023 by Dr. Shannon

During the Civil War, the Confederate soldiers in Charleston, South Carolina held Union prisoners at a former race course country club. Over 260 soldiers died in that prison, mainly due to disease, and were buried onsite in …

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Why Explore Black History?
Posted on April 9, 2023 by Dr. Shannon

Imagine what it would be like for our Black children to grow up knowing the beauty and strength of their culture and heritage. To know that they come from a people whose creativity and achievements influenced the world. To …

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