1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.
Femi  Lewis

African-American History Month 2013: Celebrating Freedom and Activism

By February 1, 2013

Follow me on:


When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926, his mission was simple: he wanted to honor the efforts of men such as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, who both worked to emancipate African-Americans. Since then, Negro History Week has been expanded to the entire month of February.

Every year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History establishes a theme for African-American History Month. This year's theme commemorates two important events in African-American History: the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington .

During this month, I'll continue to honor the legacy of so many African-American men and women who risked thier lives to create change in the United States. In addition, I'll be highlighting African-Americans who played a pivotal role in the emancipation of enslaved people and fighting for civil rights in the United States.


August 7, 2013 at 12:53 am
(1) Scotty says:

Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your site. You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really
like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
Please send me an e-mail if interested. Cheers!

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.