Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

Black History Learning Resource Package Spotlights African American Community

Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

Black History Learning Resource Package Spotlights African American Community

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Spotlighting the African American community, the Black History Learning Research Package for 2001 will be available January 2001 and will focus on the Black History Month theme for that year, "Creating and Defining the African-American Community: Family, Church, Politics, and Culture." The package is designed for use by educators, especially high school and college, government agencies, church and fraternal groups, and individuals in promoting the national theme in February 2001 and throughout the year. Package general editor Augustine Konneh, Morehouse College, notes that "The future of the African American community-indeed, the continued existence of African American people--rests squarely on our young people's understanding and perpetuation of these critical institutions."

Interdisciplinary, probing, provocative, and wide-ranging, the theme for 2001 invites an in-depth critical examination of the foundational elements of the African American community. These elements are presented within the broad historical legacy of the African American experience in the evolving context of the new century. The package consists of original articles, essays, and other material organized into five chapters, each focusing on an area of particular significance to the African American community. …

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