Presidential Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2019

In the year 1619, a Dutch trading ship sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and dropped anchor at Point Comfort, Virginia.  The vessel’s arrival marked the beginning of the unscrupulous slave trade in the American colonies.  It was from this immoral origin—and through inhuman conditions, discrimination, and prolonged hardship—that emerged the vibrant culture, singular accomplishments, and …

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Black History Month – 2019

Throughout February, the U.S. Embassy Cairo will host a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month!. Check this page regularly as we add our activities through the month. “National African American History Month is an occasion to rediscover the enduring stories of African Americans and the gifts of freedom, purpose, and opportunity …

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Black History Month 2018

Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most devastating obstacles: slavery, prejudice, poverty as well as their contributions to the nation’s cultural and political life. Black History Month was the inspiration of Carter G. Woodson, a noted scholar and historian, who instituted Negro History Week …

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