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Overview of African American History

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Black History Month, designated as the month of February by every U.S. President since 1976, is an annual celebration of achievements by and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history..  Its origins date back to 1925, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History conceived and announced the importance of Negro History Week.  This lecture will briefly trace the abolition of slavery, emancipation, the civil rights movement, and the struggle for total freedom and equality on the road to the establishment of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH ).  The lecture will include stories of famous African Americans who were honored for advancing civil rights and for their major contributions to science, government, sports, and entertainment.


Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Westchester Reform Temple

Bob Jalang'o 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/5/2019 - 2/12/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map Bob Jalang'o