Monday, February 2, 2009

Black History Month: The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas

February is Black History Month.

This year's theme is "The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas."

The theme highlights the problem of race and citizenship in US history, from the experiences of free Blacks in a land of slavery to the political aspirations of African Americans.

The theme also provides an opportunity to explore the history of other nations in the Americas, where former slaves also sought the rights, responsibilities, and privledges, of citizenship.

Also see ELCivics Black History Month for Beginner-Intermediate materials.

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