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Also See: Black History Month 2006 & Black History Month 2005

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Celebrate Black History Month 2007!

2007 National Theme: From Slavery to Freedom, The Story of Africans in the Americas

The theme chosen by ASALH for the celebration of Black History Month 2007 is:

From Slavery to Freedom, The Story of Africans in the Americas.

It was a long struggle by a valiant people, but the slavery of African Americans has been abolished and their place in America solidified. 

 

This year's celebration honors the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin who was been a leading figure for the ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History).  He brought attention to the importance in American history of the struggle by African American for freedom and equality.

 

This year, a free DVD is being offered for educators and educational organizations.  During this time, a free copy of Freedom's Song was offered but seems to not be offered online any longer.  Freedom's Song is an award winning documentary celebrating 100 years of African American struggle and triumph.  The documentary depicts important events in the history of African Americans in the Americas.

 

The 91st Annual Convention of ASALH was held in Atlanta, Georgia September 27th through October 1, 2006.

 

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Black History Month Links:

ASALH - Founders of Black History Month.

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Breaking Racial Barriers - African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection.

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What is Black History Month and how did it get started?

In February of each and every year, we celebrate Black History Month.  

This tradition was started by Carter G. Woodson in the bicentennial year of 1976.

Carter G. Woodson was born in 1875, a son of former slaves in New Canton, Virginia.  Coming into the world just ten years after the 13th amendment was passed - abolishing slavery, he became a noted Black scholar and historian.  In 1915, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.  On February 12, 1926, he started the first "Negro History Week".  He chose the second week of February to coincide with birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass because these men had such an impact on black history.  Until 1976, the second week in February was celebrated as Negro History Week by African Americans.  

During the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Celebration, Negro History Week was expanded into "Black History Month" and is widely celebrated each year by Americans.

Carter G. Woodson died in April 3, 1950 but his legacy to the African American community will always be remembered.

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