Throughout the United States and the world, powerful and notable contributions have been made by African Americans.

Events such as the 1966 March Against Fear, encouraging voting rights for African Americans, the March On Washington, in 1941, advancing economic and civil rights for African Americans, and the March On Washington in 1963 where "I Have a Dream" resonated from the Lincoln Memorial - these events would not have graced the world had it not been for such legends as James Meredith, A. Philip Randolph, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many great heroes, along with many great heroines, pioneered advancements for all Americans. Through much perseverance and unparalleled determination, African Americans have fought for the freedoms and civil rights of all people.

Featured Spotlight: Zora Neal Hurston

Zora NealZora Neal Hurston was an American folklorist, author and anthropologist during the Harlem Renaissance. She was born on January 7, 1891. In 1918, Hurston began undergraduate studies at Howard University. She later later received a B.A in anthropology from Bernard College. Hurston published four novels, more than 50 short stories, essays and plays. Hurston's work slid into obscurity for decades until 1975 when Alice Walker's essay "In Search of Zora Neal Hurston" revived interest in the author. Hurston is best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

View More Profiles »

Fundraising Opportunities

Our calendar is an excellent way to promote and raise money for your organization.

Harriet Tubman To Replace President Jackson On The $20 Bill

On Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, on the $20 bill.

- Advertisements -

America’s #1 Black History Calendar

PO Box 6516
Greenville, SC 29607
E-mail: info@blackhistoryusa.com
Sign up for our email list and stay connected with event information and news from Black History USA.