Black History Month 2016 Theme
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announces the
2016 National African-American History Theme:
Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories
The history of African Americans unfolds across the canvas of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. From port cities where Africans disembarked from slave ships to the battle fields where their descendants fought for freedom, from the colleges and universities where they pursued education to places where they created communities during centuries of migration, the imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past. These sites prompt us to remember and over time became hallowed grounds. One cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history. The Kingsley Plantation, DuSable’s home site, the numerous stops along the Underground Railroad..... Read more.....
In 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. We explore the theme of hallowed grounds by sharing memories of actions for justice, literature, military legacies, migration, and museums.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Executive Summary, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announces the 2016 National Black History Theme Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories, web, retrieved 1.27.16
"The Last Sale of Slaves," oil on canvas by Thomas Satterwhite Noble, 1871.
Slaves being sold at auction on the steps of the St. Louis County Courthouse.
Frrom the Missouri History Museum blog "Not the Last Sale of Slaves in St. Louis," January 1, 2011. Web. Retrieved 1.17.16.