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Book of Black Heroes

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.

Celebrate Black History Month

  January 31, 2013 Celebrate Black History Month Events Planned at St. Augustine’s Fort Mose, First Free African Settlement in the United States          ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2013) – St. Augustine holds a unique place in the history of African-Americans in the United States as the location of the first legally sanctioned free African-American […]