Black History Month

This month is Black History Month. In the coming weeks we look back on the African Americans who shaped the American story. From Fredrick Douglas and the Abolitionist Movement to Barack Obama being elected the first black president of the U.s the history of African American's is rich and resonant. 

Booker Washington, George W. Carver and Harriet Tubman. George Washington Carver (c. 1864 - c. 1943)

Booker Washington, George W. Carver and Harriet Tubman. George Washington Carver (c. 1864 - c. 1943)

James Baldwin (1924-1987), African-American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.  

James Baldwin (1924-1987), African-American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.

 

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday