Black History Site celebrates
the accomplishments and achievements of black people while also
recognizing the contributions of other races and genders which
helped black Americans to realize their goals and those of their descendants.
Discrimination. One definition is "to make a difference in treatment
[of a person] on a basis other than individual merit." Black people
know it well. It is something they have to live and deal with
everyday of their lives and is based solely on the fact that they
are a different color. So, what happens when the people who are
being discriminated against are homosexuals?
In his book, OREO: A PERSPECTIVE on RACE and MARGINAL MEN and WOMEN,
author Charles V. Willie
talks about a certain kind of person who is needed to help mend the relationship between black and
white people. He defines this person as being marginal, as "...one who rises above two social
or cultural groups, freeing the different groups to work together."
Frederick Douglass, at the twenty-third
anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation stated that "Education, the sheet anchor to a society
where liberty and justice are secure, is a dangerous thing to society in the presence of injustices and
oppressions...." Douglass knew that in order for black people in America to survive, they had to
be educated because it was the one area that could make the weak person strong and the black person equal.
and information from the national dialogue on race in the United
States, from the State Department and the United States Information
Agency.Race has played a pivotal role in the history of the United
States, and in our nation's struggle to realize the full promise of
our society. While not covering the entire story, this site provides
a place to begin a meaningful exploration.
The Civil War
Preservation Trust was founded to honor the sacrifice of those who
participated in the American Civil War, and to educate current and
future generations about that sacrifice and the significance of that
period of our history.
Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) was opened in 1991 at the site of the
Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Museum exists to
assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights
Movement and its impact and influence on the human rights movement
worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and
Contents, Introduction, History of the Stars and Stripes, An Early
Stars and Stripes, The Grand Union Flag, Fifteen Stars and Stripes,
Early American Flags, Historical Flags, The Flag Today, Flag Laws
and Regulations, Flag Presentation, Folding the Flag, etc.