african-american-history

#400yearsPA: Social media campaign will highlight black history as U.S. observes slavery anniversary

BY: - August 20, 2019

Between now and February 2020, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will use the hashtag #400yearsPA to highlight moments in black history as the U.S. observes the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America. The year 1619 was not the first year Africans, “both free and enslaved,” could be found in North America. […]