Black History Stamp

Mathieu Da Costa (CNW Group/Canada Post)

2017 Black History stamp commemorates Mathieu Da Costa Canada Post’s annual Black History Month stamp for 2017 will commemorate a historical figure who continues to fascinate and confound scholars. Admittedly little is known about Mathieu Da Costa. From the few records that remain, historians conclude he was a free man who earned a living as an [...]

LET FREEDOM RING

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Founded in 1776, a Historic Black Church Challenges the Nation to Ring a Long-Stilled Bell Against a contemporary backdrop of racial tension, Colonial Williamsburg to restore a church bell silent since segregation and let it ring for freedom for all of Black History Month In 1776, the year of America’s independence, a group of enslaved men [...]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Diahann Carroll

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SALUTE By Nana Fordjour Harvard historian Carter G. Woodson and Minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which studies and promotes achievements made by African Americans. In 1926, they developed the “Negro History Week” to celebrate African Americans’ accomplishments on the second week [...]