Ricki_WaltersBy Ricki Walters, Regional Diversity Trainer/Investigator

February is African American or Black History Month. It’s a time to commemorate the many significant contributions of African Americans to our society and country. We can all think of a number of people who have made important contributions, but how much do we actually know about black history? Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • When did foreign slave trade end in the U.S.?
  • What did the Dred Scott case decide?
  • What was the significance of June 19, 1865, and why is it known as Juneteenth?
  • What were the circumstances surrounding Rosa Parks’ heroic refusal to give up her seat on a Birmingham bus?
  • Which four civil rights court cases have recently been reopened, and why?

Find the answers, and more about Black History Month, at: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html