Feb. 3 is the date of the Iowa caucus, the beginning of the 2020 election season. It is also the date in 1870 when the Iowa legislature approved the 15th Amendment. With African-Americans and the Vote the theme for Black History Month, We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment is the indispensible source of the mobilization of African-American soldiers and new citiznes to their highest aspiration -- to be voters.  Get the book below and subscribe to the instructional series beginning March 30.

 


 
 

BlackHistory180.com is the subscription service of ReUnion: Education-Arts-Heritage that provides daily instructional programming for schools and other institutions.  Each subscription provides one hour daily of instructional programming geared to grade level and geographic location. ReUnion is built on 30 years of curriculum development and research building on the lessons of successful learning for students of African descent

The Amiroo Songhoy joins Ranger Noemesha Williams for the inauguration of the California African-American Freedom Trail sea cruise on the Red and White Fleet.   Dr. Hassimi Oumarou Maiga, Research Professor Emeritus of the  University of Bamako, is the direct descendant of Askia Muhammad, empire at the height of the Songhoy Empire in the 15th century. According to the National Park Service, 75 percent of today's African-Americans are descended from Songhoy

Citizenship for All is the ReUNION series beginning on Sept. 22, anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which gives students their place in history.  From 1865 to 1868, the second American Revolution created the modern United States.

The infographic above shows the order of battle for troops of African descent in Texas and across the South on June 19, 1865.   209,145 names are on the African-American Civil War Memorial.  Half of today's black students have an ancestor there.

Maj. Gen. Tony Jackson, former director of California State Parks, tells his own history from Brigham Young to the 1968 athletes strike in our show Come to the Water: How African-Americans Put California on the Map.   

 
 
 
 
 
 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond salutes our BlackHistory180 team for their work with Culture Fridays at Commonwealth Club.

 

We See Ourselves, an exhibition on the art of Santee Huckaby, was the end product of the Culture Fridays sessions in summer 2019.