Pave the way to understanding

October 2 – November 14, 2021



Download and share the HistoryThon flyer.

Letter from the African American Trail Project co-directors.

HistoryThon is a walkathon, on your own schedule, to explore African American history and to advance Primary Source’s essential work that supports educators in teaching accurately and inclusively about U.S. history.

You can help pave the way to understanding!

  • You can join us!
    • Listen to Executive Director Jen Nigro introduce HistoryThon (video above)
    • Participate anytime between Saturday, October 2 – Sunday, November 14, 2021
    • Explore walks, trails, and sites (provided at registration) and learn about their importance to the African American experience OR commit to walking 20 miles while listening to our curated playlist about African American history
  • You can make a difference!
    • Expand much-needed awareness about African American history
    • HistoryThon raises funds* to support Primary Source in developing and updating African American history programming and resources, including the Making Freedom Digital Curriculum project
  • Together, let’s pave the way to understanding!
    • Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend, and get outside to learn more about African American history
    • Register as an individual or build a team: inviting friends, family, and/or colleagues to join HistoryThon is a great way to participate! There will be opportunities to win prizes!

* Fundraising is not required to join HistoryThon but is very much appreciated!

What to expect during HistoryThon:

Image credits and licenses. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Nellie Mae Foundation
Reynders Mcveigh Logo

Individual Sponsors:

Nannette & William Braucher
John & Eileen Connors
Anne Covert
The Lynch Family
Jonathan & Meredith Meeks
Caroline Michel
Rosemary & William Pisano
Emmanuel & Hope Sabiiti
Dune Thorne & Neville McCaghren
Whitney & Matthew McKnight
Anne & John Watt


Sponsorships are available!

Learn more here or
Contact Judith Katz at judy@primarysource.org