In honor of Black History Month here in the U.S., United Black America brings you the Black History that is NOT taught in the public
fool school system. In learning our history, we shall overcome our destruction, reclaim our culture, and redeem the memories of our fallen.
For the next 30 days, United Black America will bring you articles and podcasts on the most important people, places, and events that have shaped the destiny of our people.
Our agenda this year will focus a little less on our past and more on our present. That information is already out there in abundance via African American Websites (check out our list of the Best Black Websites).
History is being made as we speak, and it is just as importance for us to recognize the people and events that are shaping our future as it is to discuss those who have passed into legend.
Week 1: Unsung Heroes
Little known history makers in the United States
Black History month is observed in the United States in order to give African American men, women, and children a more complete knowledge of their contributions to civilization. It is equally important for other races to make note of the accomplishments of our race as a means of reducing negative racial stereotypes.
In week 1, we will revisit the men and women who died unknown and alone while in service to our people. Their stories are rarely told, but their contributions have single-handedly changed the world and should be remembered.
Week 2: Living Legends
Activists that are currently making history and the descendants of legendary figures of Black history
The children of men like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass walk among us and continue to move the legacies of their parents forward. These living legends are direct links to some of the most important figures in African American history.
In week 2, we will hail the work and the achievements of those who carry on in the footsteps of their (and our) parents.
Week 3: Black History Beyond the U.S.
The African Presence in the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the large African presence here in America, but was equally responsible for the presence of our people throughout the Caribean, and in Brazil, Belize, and Colombia. History was made in these areas that significantly shaped the global destinies of our race, and their history is our history as well.
In week 3, we will explore the African presence in America and the Caribbean before Columbus, the revolutions that led to the first Black American empires, and the recent events that have changed the balance of power in the Atlantic.
Week 4: Black History in Action
Doing the Knowledge
Black history provides us with knowledge of ourselves, our culture, our history, and the people, places, and events that have led us to where we are today. But knowledge is not power unless it is put into action. In week 4, we will honor the legacies of our mothers and fathers with action. Articles will cover topics ranging from starting study groups and community action networks to joining and participating in Pan-African movements.
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