1619-2019: Recognizing 400 Years of African-American History

This grant supports the "1619-2019: Recognizing 400 Years of African-American History" project which builds off of Congress' 400 Years of African American History Commission Act. The Act recognizes the anniversary of the first African captives brought to the shores of colonial America. Their arrival on these shores, more than 150 years before the United States became a nation, marked the beginning of an African American identity and the centuries’ long struggle for African American freedom and citizenship. Grant funds support free presentations in northeastern North Carolina about regional African American History from three Elizabeth City State University professors.