Category: African-American History

Categories: US Black Heritage Project | US History

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African-American history is a part of American history as relates to the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Most African-Americans in the United states are descendant of African slaves brought to the North American continent between 1555 and 1865. Also, Black people from the Caribbean have traditionally been included since they share a common history of predominantly West African or Central African roots. Unfortunately, there are few records prior to 1865 to aid in genealogical research.

Historically, African-American history has been marginalized, but has gained wider scholarly attention since the late 20th century.

February is designated in the United States as Black History Month.


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