Black history month is observed each february in the usas a time of special awareness of african americans' contributions to the nation throughout its history read more about black history month. Recognizing african american contributions to us diplomatic history by dipnote bloggers on february 1, 2018 february marks national african american history month in the united states. Starting wednesday, the black history month will be observed throughout the united states in honor of the african-americans and the role they played in the society over the years it has been a. On november 4, 2008, senator barack obama of illinois was elected president of the united states over senator john mccain of arizona obama became the 44th president, and the first african. The society of black academic surgeons founded in 1989 was established to address the small numbers of african american surgeons pursuing academic careers and to provide a forum for scholarship in collaboration with the leading departments of surgery in the united states.
The role of important and famous african americans in the history of the united states of america. The united states army african americans in the united states army this timeline spans the history of black soldiers from the american revolution to present day operations black soldiers. Let's return to the topic that brought us here today, the technological contributions of african americans—past, present, future in the united states, historically black colleges and universities (hbcus) have been strong positive forces.
Black leader, educator and diplomat john mercer langston is known as the first african-american lawyer in ohio and the first black person to be elected to public office in the united states us. The history of black catholics in the united states (1990) from publishers weekly: the story of the black catholic community in the united states begins with the story of the catholic church in africa. American culture encompasses the customs and traditions of the united states american cuisine was influenced by europeans and native americans in its early history today, there are a number. Nevertheless, african americans have made basic and lasting contributions to american history and culture at the turn of the 21st century, more than half the country's more than 36 million african americans lived in the south 10 southern states had black populations exceeding 1 million. Black history month addresses in small part the injustice of omission not only to african americans who have a right to cherish the contributions of other african americans in history, but to european americans and americans of any ethnic background, who have a right to better understand the richness of our interwoven lives.
The accomplishments of african americans and their contributions to our society have (a brief history of patent laws of the united states contributions of. In february, we honor the contributions of african-americans to our proud naval history world war ii surface warrior dies at 95 african americans' service in the navy by the numbers. Black history month showcases significant contributions of african americans in the us black history month, the united states has also greatly benefited from. Religion in african american history lives in black denominations some african americans found spiritual homes in predominantly white churches, including. To celebrate the contributions to our nation made by african descent, black history month was established black military veterans in the united states in 2015.
There were, however, active black combat units that made notable contributions during world war i about 350,000 african americans eventually served overseas in france for the first time, large numbers of black soldiers were trained as officers approximately 1,200 were commissioned over the course of the war. Library of congress including many of the founders of the new united states the importation of slaves was provided for in the us constitution, and continued to. Discover some of the many african-american women who have made contributions to black history and learn more about the eras they lived in african-americans.
African immigrants identified as black at a much higher rate than the native born (140 percent) and the foreign born overall (86 percent), and accounted for 333 percent of all foreign-born blacks and 27 percent the total black population in the united states. United states general who was the first black to serve as chief of staff noun rodney king an african-american motorist driver who, in 1991 was stopped and then beaten by los angeles police department officers. African american history the history of african americans in the united states has been a paradox of incredible triumph in the face of tremendous human tragedy this site serves as a portal to the vast and growing array of information on the web and in other sources on the thirty seven million african americans in the nation. Growing numbers of researchers, many of them african-american, are bringing to light the uncredited ways slaves and their descendants have shaped how americans eat.