Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) February 17, 2010
The history of African Americans is broad and rich, touching many different areas and disciplines. That legacy is celebrated every year during Black History Month with a slate of special events and remembrances. But black history should be celebrated and shared continuously, as it is a part of the American fabric.
For that reason, BlackAmericans.com wants to recognize unsung heroes making a difference today – the educators, mentors, community activists, Little League coaches, anyone. Visitors to BlackAmericans.com are asked to nominate individuals for inclusion in “Black History: 390 Years of Yes We Can,” a documentary of the challenges and triumphs of black people. This exhibit, which features photographs and text from a variety of sources on the Internet, can be viewed at http://blackamericans.com/blogs/1/archive/2010/01/19/ryy.aspx. It features iconic photographs and biographies of historical black dignitaries such as Frederick Douglas, Booker T, Washington and Sojourner Truth through to modern day heroes, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John Johnson, Oprah Winfrey and President Obama.
By encouraging input, BlackAmericans.com hopes the exhibit will become a two-way conversation, an interactive tool for children and adults seeking an understanding and context of the black experience. Teachers and students, alike, will find it to be a valuable resource for research and lesson planning, not only for the month of February, but throughout the school year.
Submissions can be made by e-mail at news(at)blackamericans(dot)com. Nominations should include a brief summary on the person’s activities and contributions and a high-resolution, quality photograph, preferably a headshot. The BlackAmericans.com editorial staff will contact nominators if their submission passes the criteria. See the website for details on criteria.
About BlackAmericans.com: BlackAmericans.com is part of IvMedia, LLC/, a network of community websites offering local news, sports, weather, lifestyles and cultural information.
Disclaimer: BlackAmericans.com does not imply ownership of or creative rights for the artwork, illustrations and photography in the exhibit “Black History: 390 Years of Yes We Can.”
Contact: Battinto L. Batts Jr.
President and CEO
Memorials Media Enterprises, Inc.