Black History Year

In place of “Black History Month”, we propose declaring all twelve months of the year 2015 “Black History Year“, for the Thirteenth Amendment to U.S. Constitution–the historic amendment that abolishes slavery and indentured servitude–was formally ratified 150 years ago on 6 December 1865. In addition, check out the map below (via Kevin Levin of Civil War Memory), which shows that Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. were the last countries in the Americas to abolish slavery. 

Slavery Abolition Map

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One Response to Black History Year

  1. The Professor's Wife says:

    Great idea! Maybe that is why there is still a great deal of racism based on skin tone in those countries.

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