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Places Where African Americans Made History: 2016 Black History Month Theme

“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you” – Zora Neale Hurston


Today is the start of Black History Month, and the theme for 2016 is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.

This year’s theme highlights “the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and the more than twenty-five sites and the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom that are part of America’s hallowed grounds …” (ASALH, 2016). The Association for the Study of African American Life & History is encouraging schools to use the theme to help children better understand the “places where African Americans have made history” (ASALH, 2016). For more information about the Association for the Study of African American Life & History, (ASALH) or the 2016 Black History Month theme, please visit the website here.


Photo Source – Zora Neale Hurston was an African American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.


About principalaim

Head of Lower School & Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Louisville Collegiate School

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