The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress

Although he was denied his seat in the House, John Willis Menard (1838-1893) continued his political activism with the goal of uniting people across the Western Hemisphere. via The International Vision of John Willis Menard, First African-American Elected to Congress — History | Smithsonian

Black History Month 2018

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began … Continue reading Black History Month 2018