Pave the way to understanding

Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, November 6, 2023

Join us in supporting anti-racist education in our communities!

HistoryThon is an exploration of African American history to increase our collective knowledge and understanding while supporting Primary Source’s programs on teaching U.S. history accurately and inclusively.

This initiative includes signature in-person events as well as optional independent outings geared to colleagues and communities, families and friends, students and teachers. You can help pave the way to understanding!

Sponsorships are available!
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  • You can join us!
    • Participate anytime between Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, November 6, 2023
    • Attend our signature events or use our resources to explore walks, trails, and sites independently and learn about their importance to the African American experience
  • 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!

What to expect during HistoryThon:

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