What to Celebrate this Week: Black History Month

by Stefanie on February 19, 2010

This year, make Black History Month come alive for your family or friends by taking a trip to commemorate the significant contributions made to the United States by the African-American community, and to honor the struggles experienced by many black Americans. Any one of these field trip ideas will engage you in history and make everyone eager to learn more.black history plaque

  • Crenshaw Wall, 5100 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site 450 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apollo Theater 253 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, New York, New York
  • Emancipation Park, 3108 Dowling Street, Houston, Texas
  • Carter’s Grove Plantation, Route 60 at Pocohontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Underground Railroad Homes, Deacon Joseph Qualis: 6306 8th Avenue; Pastor Deming: 426 Park Avenue; Deacon Smith: 109 Congress Street; John Bullen:6027 7th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Can’t make it to Harlem, NYC to tour the world famous Appollo Theatre? Take a virtual tour here!

Remember these Black History Milestones:

The Black Power Movement of the 1970s emphasized racial pride and the significance of collective cultural values. This prompted the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, to change Negro History Week to Black History Week. In 1976, they extended the week to a month-long observance.

Black History Month is now recognized and widely celebrated by the entire nation on both a scholarly and commercial level. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues to promote, preserve and research black history and culture year-round.

Who said it? Play this game and match the person who first said these famous quotes!
“You can’t separate peace from freeedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

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