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The History of Black History Month

by Elissa Haney Dr. Carter G. Woodson   Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later…

History (Study)

(Encyclopedia) history, in its broadest sense, is the story of humanity's past. It also refers to the recording of that past. The diverse sources of history include books, newspapers, printed documents, perso...

Cities in Black History

Atlanta to Washington, DC: landmarks in African-American history by David Johnson Chicago, Illinois at night Related Links Black History FeaturesBlack History TimelineAfrican American Hi…

Black Civil War Soldiers

United States > Military Affairs Comprising 10% of the Union Army, black troops played a vital role in the American Civil War By Catherine McNiff Emancipation Proclamati…

Black Friday

(Encyclopedia) Black Friday, Sept. 24, 1869, in U.S. history, day of financial panic. In 1869 a small group of American financial speculators, including Jay Gould and James Fisk , sought the supp...

black codes

(Encyclopedia) black codes, in U.S. history, series of statutes passed by the ex-Confederate states, 1865–66, dealing with the status of the newly freed slaves. They varied greatly from state to state as to...

Black Monday

(Encyclopedia) Black Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, in U.S. history, day of financial panic. The Dow Jones Average fell 508.32 points, a drop of 22.6%, the largest since 1914. The point decline as well as the ...

Black Panthers

(Encyclopedia) Black Panthers, U.S. African-American militant party, founded (1966) in Oakland, Calif., by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Originally aimed at armed self-defense against the local police, the ...

black hole

(Encyclopedia) black hole, in astronomy, celestial object of such extremely intense gravity that it attracts everything near it and in some instances prevents everything, including light, from escaping. The t...

Black Sea

(Encyclopedia) Black Sea, inland sea, c.159,600 sq mi (413,360 sq km), between SE Europe and Asia, connected with the Mediterranean Sea by the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles. It is c.750 mi...